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GENEAL-OviY COLL-ECTlOt^ 



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THE 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

MAGAZINE 




PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE 
SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

CHARLESTON. S. C. 



VOLUME XXIV, No, 1 



JANUARY-APRIL, 1923 



Entered at the Post-office at Charleston, S. C, as 
Second-Class Matter 



Made in United States of America 



PUBLICATION COMMITTEE 
Joseph W. Barnwell, Henry A. M. Smith, 

A. S. S ALLEY, Jr. 

EDITOR OF TEE MAGAZINE 
Mabel L, Webber 



CONTENTS 

To the Members of the South Carolina Historical Society .... 1 

Letters from Henry Laurens to William Bell of Philadelphia. . 2 

Nisbett of Dean and Dean Hall 17 

Marriages and Death Notices from the City Gazette 30 

William Hort's Journal 40 

Petition of Citizens of Orangeburgh Township in Behalf of 

Rev. John Giessendanner, 1749 48 



N. B.—These Magazines, with the exception of No. 1 of 
Vol. I, are $1.25 to any one other than a member of the South 
Carolina Historical Society. The Membership fee is $5.00 per 
annum (the fiscal year being from January to January), and 
members can buy back numbers or duplicates at $1.25 each. 
In addition to receiving the Magazines, members are allowed a 
discount of 25 per cent, on all other publications of the Society, 
and have the free use of the Society's library. 

Any member who has not received the last number will 
please notify the Secretary and Treasurer 

Miss Mabel L. Webber, 

South Carolina Historical Sodety, 

Chadeston, S. C. 



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THE 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

MAGAZINE 



PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE 

SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



EDITED BY 
MABEL LOUISE WEBBER 



VOLUME XXIV 




BALTIMORE 

WILLIAMS & WILKINS COAIPANY 

1923 



OFFICERS 

' ' . OF THE 

SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICALSOCIETY 

January, 1923 — January, 1924. 

President, I 

Hon, Joseph W. Barnwell. 

1st Vice-President, 
Hon. Henry A. M. Smith. ; 

2nd Vice-President, 
Hon. Theodore D. Jervey. 

3d Vice-President, - ' 

Hon. F. H. Weston. ./ 

4th Vice-President, ^ , 

Hon. John B. Cleveland. 
Secretary and Treasurer and Librarian, 
Miss Mabel Louise Webber. 
Curators: 
Langdon Cheves, Esq., D. E. Huger Smith, Esq., 

Prof. Yates Snowden, Charles W. Kollock, M.D., 

A. S. Salley, Jr., Esq., Frank R. Frost, Esq., 

John Bennett, Esq., C. Bissell Jenkins, Esq., 

Rev. Wm. Way. 
■, Board of Managers, ■ ' 

all of the foregoing officers. 
Publication Committee, 
Henry A. M. Smith, Joseph W. Barnwell, 

A. S. Salley, Jr, 



The South Carolina 

Historical and Genealogical 

Magazine 

VOL. XXIV JANUARY-APRIL, 1923 No. 1 



TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

The Historical Society finds itself in a position in which it will 
be impossible to issue its full four quarterly numbers for the 
year 1923. Miss Mabel L. Webber the capable Secretary of the 
Society who for many years has performed the work of preparing 
the material for, and supervising the printing and issue of, the 
Society's publications, met with a very severe accident while on 
an automobile trip in August, 1923. 

Miss Webber's accident and its consequences were such as to 
incapacitate her from the performance of her task, for all the 
remainder of 1923. She still is suffering from those consequences 
but the confident belief of the Society's administration is that her 
recovery is but a question of time and that the Society will con- 
tinue to enjoy her most valuable labour assistance and supervision. 
In the meanwhile it is contemplated that with the necessary 
assistance provided for her she will be in a position within a short 
time to have the Society's office in working order, and its pubh- 
cations resumed. As the issuance and correction of these publi- 
cations require skill and experience of a high order, the accident 
to Miss Webber necessarily postponed for a time the current work 
of the Society. No one could be procured at such short notice to 
take her place for the period of her disability. The Society has 
determined therefore to issue but two numbers of its Magazine 
for 1923. One to cover the six months ending 30 June and the 
other the six months ending 31 December. 

For the year 1924 it is hoped we will be able to issue the full 
four numbers of the Magazine. 

The Publication Committee. 
1 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS TO WILLIAM BELL 
OF PHILADELPHIA 

Notes by the Editor 

Henry Laurens had returned from England in the summer of 
1784, but remained in Pennsylvania, chiefly in Philadelphia, 
until November 1784; on the 24th of that month he began the 
overland journey to Charleston, where, with his only remaining 
son. Henry Laurens, Jr., he arrived January 14, 1785.^ 

WilHam Bell, merchant, of Market St., Philadelphia, seems to 
have acted as friendly agent for Mr. Laurens, and the incomplete 
correspondence which we are now printing, forms part of the 
Laurens Collection of Manuscripts, the possession of this Society. 

The letters are originals, and cover the years 1785, 1792, and 
some in 1794 from Henry Laurens, Jr., written after the death of 
his father. 

Addressed: . - '• •' ' 

Mr. William Bell, ^ ' • ■: 

Merchant 

Market Street , . 

Philadelphia. 

[Seal with Arms: Sa; three doves ar: rising; no crest.] 

Charleston 12th March 1785. 
Dear Sir. 

When Capt Alibone was almost on the point of Sailing I received 
from the Post Office many letters which he had brought for me 
from Philadelphia, these had been lying in the Office while I was 
in the Country endeavoring to bring my distressed affairs in to 
some sort of order and where our friend Mr. H. L.^ now continues 
for the same purpose, we mean to relieve each other alternately. 

Among those letters I found your obliging favor of the 11th 
ultmo rephes are nearly anticipated by my last of the 7th that 
month per Capt. Baas; I then desired you to ship several articles 
on my account — to these give me leave to add the ''exceeding 

* Life of Henry Laurens, by Professor Wallace. 

^Ueni-y Laurens, Jr., born August 25, 1763; died May 27, 1781. 

2 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 3 

good one Horse Chair" which I had mentioned and recalled, a 
neat good Harness and the Steps very low for the ease of my 
lame leg. we are here in a Sandy Country and I have always found 
Chairs set upon Shafts near or over the Axle much more safe and 
convenient than upon Springs or Braces — 1 doz sorted Spiral 
Augers contrived I think by Mr. Henry of Lancaster from 2 Inches 
down to half Inch, four pair of best Brass Fire Dogs with suitable 
Shovels tongs and fenders if such are companions to the Dogs, — 
this request to be compHed with provided it will be convenient 
to you to have a remittance for the Balance against me in a Bill 
upon London, which shall be immediately made, when you inform 
me the amount and your course of Exchange if you omit Com- 
missions I shall add it. 

I am obhged to conclude tho' I had more to say. With Compli- 
ments to Mrs. Bell and with great Regard & Respect 
I remain Dear Sir, 

Your obliged humble Servant, 

Henry Laurens. 
Mr William Bell Endorsed Henry Laurens 

Philadelphia. March 12 th 1785. 

Charleston, So CaroHna 
31st March 1785 
Dear Sir. 

On the 18th I was honour'd by the receipt of your obliging Let- 
ter of the 8th Inst by Capt. Strong who deliver'd the articles per 
Invoice & Bill of Loading in good order, the Beer pleases me, & 
the Hams appear to be very good but I shall try the quahty 
tomorrow. 

I thank you My dear friend for your affectionate and sympa- 
thetic expressions on my Case; Alas! we must cease from complain- 
ing and be thankful for what is left, in this view there -is great 
ground for the exercise of my gratitude to that good Being in 
whom we live and move the World is what it has been from the 
beginning and what it will be to the end. 

Besides the articles requested in my late letter 12th Inst, permit 
me to call for another provided the proposal for Payment by Bill 
upon London is acceptable. 

I have been informed that a Mr. Mason in your city makes 
Fire Engins of as good quaUty in all respects as they are made in 



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London and as cheap, that he sent here printed proportions, these 
I have diligently inquired for without success, therefore I must 
appeal to your judgment; if Mr. Mason's Engines are actually 
as good as the English and even within five or ten per ct as cheap 
I request you will purchase one of the second Rate or size with 
a Leathern Hose, a Shovel and another fixture to the Brass Pipe 
for scattering Water like a Gardner's Wattering Pot, it may be 
sometimes used in my Garden tho' it is intended chiefly to guard 
against accidents by Fire: I live a little remote from the bulk of 
the City, pay equal rates with those who dwell in the Center yet 
I must take care of my own property. I wish to be supplied with 
this useful article as speedily as possible, if you do not succeed 
in the purchase I will immediately order one from London. . . . 
Alas poor General Reed,* his troubles are ended; he is only gone a 
little before us. 

Your fellow Traveller still continues in the Country I shall 
relieve him in three or four days, in one of his latest Letters he 
concludes "My compHments to all friends particularly Mr. and 
Mrs. Bell when you write" — 

I beg the Lady will permit me to add my own and that you 
will be assured I am with great regard, Dear Sir, 
Your obliged humble serv't 

Henry Laurens. 
Could you sell Rice in your city 
to Net the Cost & Charges, in such - . 
a prospect I would endeavor 
to lodge a fund in your hands. . _ " 

Mr. William Bell Endorsed: Henry Laurens 

Philadelphia. ; March 31, 1785. 

Mepkin Plantation 
30 Miles from Charleston 
,: - 23d April 1785. 

Dear Sir. 

Before I left Charleston the day before yesterday I had received 
the several articles which you had Ship'd on my Acco't by the 
London Packet Capt. Truxton and Charleston Packet Capt. 
Alibone, agreeable to the respective Invoices inclosed in your 

« Brig-Gen. Joseph Reed died in Philadelphia 5 Mar., 1785. 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 5 

several favors of 26th March and 9th April, which are now before 
me to reply to, these several Amounts with the Fire Engine and 
Riding Chair in prospect will bring me considerably in your debt 
besides an addition which I shall certainly make for customary 
Commission to each Invoice and for the two Barries of Porter 
which I hope you have not lost sight of; to cover all these I shall 
remit you a Bill on London at my return to Town about ten days 
hence for £258 Sterling which may leave a ballance in my favor 
to be applied on some future occasion. 

The Axes you have sent are not the sort I wanted, these are the 
shape of the London Pikking Axes, the German Axe made at 
GermanTown are shorter broader and flat eyes, but these will be 
employed and therefore no inconvenience. 

I obtained acceptance for the Bill £105 your Currency on 
Augus'n Buyck the day it came to hand, 13th Inst, it will become 
due the 26th wherefore you cannot hear its effect by this convey- 
ance, as Capt. Alibone will sail that very day; I have left it in the 
hands of a person who transmits affairs in my absence with dis- 
cretion to do the needful in case of nonpayment; from some hints 
I am at present of opinion it will not, in such case, be best to 
return it without your order, but press for the money; your further 
directions, admitting there should happen a delay of Payment, will 
be necessary and will oblige me. 

The freight by Capt. Truxton is comparatively reasonable. 
When the Captain arrived I was confined at home by the Gout, 
he was so good, at my request, to call upon me, and altho' I had 
no inclination to ship Rice to London, I offered to assist with 
100 or 150 Barrels, in the loading his Ship, but he replied, his 
whole Cargo was already laid in Store. 

I meant a Chair without a Cover, but since you have ordered 
a top let it be so, it is often useful and the additional weight is 
not very considerable. The Fire Dogs Shovels and tongs are all 
satisfactory, the Fenders we may speak of when the Summer is 
wearing off. in the mean time I may receive the opinion of the 
Ladies,^ so long expected and not yet arrived. I wish to have 
all the articles with the Fire Engine mentioned the 31st Ulto. — 

4 Laurens two daughters, Martha and Eleanor, his grand-daughter Frances 
Eleanor, daughter of John Laurens, and Mar>^ Laurens, widow of his brother 
James, arrived in Charleston from England 11 May, 1785. Life of Henry 
Laurens, Wallace p. 421. 



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I am now happy in my Son's company after a seperation of 
six or seven Weeks, he is assisting me at this moment in writing, 
and we are using our joint endeavors to repair the damages com- 
mited by the common Enemy and some which are more afflicting 
by faithless White Servants who were taught to believe I would 
never return and therefore acted as if they were intitJed to a share 
in the general plunder, the Blacks demonstrated their attachment 
by their fidelity, a very few instances excepted. We are also 
endeavoring to reward those and to make the whole happy. We 
unite in respectful Compliments and good wishes to Mr. and 
Mrs. Bell, and I remain 

• - 7. Dear Sir, • ;.. >- 

Your obliged an Obedient Servant, 

Henry Laurens. 
Mr. William Bell, : ■ Endorsed: Henry Laurens 

Philadelphia. ./ ' , ,: ., 23 April 1785 

Addressed: - -. ^ ^ .. 

Mr. William Bell, ' ./: , :. - ■^.^' 

Merchant . • ;. . -. - 

Philadelphia, Seal, with arms. 

By Charleston Packet 

Capt. Alibon 

■ ' Charleston So. Carolina. 

3d. June 1785 
Dear Sir. . 

When Capt. Strong last arrived in this Port I was in the Country 
where the necessities of my affairs obliged me to be near half of 
my time, your young friend happened to be present and received 
from the Captain a riding Chair and Harness, said to have been 
ship'd by you on my account, and the freight demanded was duly 
paid, but to this day neither Letter, Invoice nor Bill of Loading 
respecting the shipment have appeared; hence I remain ignorant 
of the Cost, but the Chair is in use and I am very well satisfied 
with it and should have been equally pleased if it had been Top'd. 

The farmer's Waggon and Harnesses upon setting them to work 
proved defective in several articles, which when I see Mr. Laurens, 
provided I dont forget it, shall be particularly noted for your 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 1 

satisfaction, the person from whom it was purchased ought to 
make you compensation for the defects. 

The 27th Ulto I was honored by receipt of your Letter of the 
12th by Capt. AHbone who has delivered two Barrels of Phila- 
delphia Porter, which proves very good, your health is often 
drank in it. 

You certainly mistook the sort of Axes which I wanted but those 
you sent appear to be good of that fashion, and will be no incum- 
brance to me, two dozen of the short German Axes of the best 
make will however be useful and I request they may be sent at 
your leisure. 

In my absence from Charleston Mr. Buyck paid your draught 
for £105 Philadelphia Currency, I believe without much trouble, 
and two days ago Mr. Thom's Johnson, Clerk to Messrs Gervais & 
Owen, in whose hands I had left the Bill brought me two hundred 
and Eighty Dollars a 7/6 St [?] for the Amount, these stand to 
the credit of your account Curr't a 4/8. £65.6.8 our Stirling. I 
will not put you to the expence of freight & Insurance or risque 
but pay you on the spot at home. 

I thank you my Dear Friend for all your good wishes respecting 
myself and my Estate, for the latter I can only repeat I am con- 
tent; my Lands will maintain me & I am free from debt. Yet I 
met with a circumstance yesterday which would hurt the tran- 
quility of many a Man. Mr. Owen adjusted an Account for me 
with the Treasury, the Amount of which on any part was equal 
to four thousand two or three solid Guineas, for which I am al- 
lowed as much paper as would yield me about two hundred and 
fifty, the Treasurers determined according to a general Rule and 
would make no exceptions in favor of Mr. Laurens — how severely 
must similar adjustments be felt by Men who are in debt, by 
Widows and Orphans, the Rule appears to me, unjust and iniq- 
uitous but I must not add the loss of happiness to that of Money, 
nay! Comparatively you will admit I ought to be Content. 

As to my health 'tis precarious, I am very infirm, but this poor 
body has been greatly exercised and 'tis not very young, in this 
I am also Content, the man is a fool, for the time being, who makes 
himself miserable for any thing that befals him in this waning life. 

The Ladies you so kindly inquire after arrived two days before 
the date of Your Letter after a pleasant passage of Six Weeks 



8 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 

from the Downs, they fled immediately into the Country where 
they now are with their Brother and will continue all this Month 
and where I shall visit them next Tuesday. I am sure you have 
the good wishes of them all for your goodness to me. Present 
my compliments to Mrs. Bell and be assured I am with affectionate 
Regard, Dear Sir, ' / 

Your Friend and Obedient Servant 

Henry Laurens. 
Mr. William Bell Endorsed: Henry Laurens 

Philadelphia. 3 June 1785. 

Addressed: Mr. WiWidi-m'BeW ^ „ . ,. 

Merchant In 
Philadelphia. By Capt. Strong. Armorial seal. 

Charleston, So Carolina 1st July 1785 
My good friend. 

On the 3d Ulto. by Capt. Alibone I had the honor of addressing 
you and at the same time remitted a set of Bills my own draught 
on Messrs Bourdieu Chollet and Bourdieu payable at 60 days 
sight to your order 250 Sterling, since which your obliging Letters 
of 20 April and 4th June by Capt. Strong have come to hand, 
where the former has been so long lying dorment is uncertain. I 
have also received the Fire Engine but have not had time to try 
its powers. 

Shall I request you to pay to Mr. Heltzhimer on my acct. 
seven pounds 6/11 your Currency and to take his receipt in full,, 
this Sum is the result of a bargain for Horseflesh in which my 
friend and I differed a little in opinion, I submited the decision 
wholly to himself and he has awarded so much against me. 

I begin to fear falling in arrears to you, the moment your acco't 
Current discovers it, the Ballance shall be paid, you might very 
justly retort — "You ought to know the state of the Account as 
well as myself." this would be true, but I have told you my cir- 
cumstances which do not yet allow me to keep up Books in that 
accurate order which I had been formerly accustomed to, your 
kind consideration I am persuaded will excuse me. The appear- 
ance of a Minister from Spain^ in any Character is a good thing, 
and not the worse for being accompanied by two hundred thou- 

' Don Diego Gardoqui, minister from Spain arrived early in the Summer of 
1785. 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 9 

sand Dollars. The Spaniards I apprehend will never open their 
Ports in the West Indies to the United States except it may be 
in a Limited degree by contract in which the Contractors on each 
side will enjoy certain feelings, in such an event Philadelphia or 
New York or both will be the fortunate Port or Ports which 
certainly would not be injurious to this or any other State in the 
Union, however desirable such contract might be to such. I feel 
no Envy because my Neighbor is richer than I am. Our Nation 
is in a state of Infancy, and sorry I am to repeat, that from the 
moment Peace was announced, our Citizens throughout the 
Union have acted like Infants in Politics and Prodigals in Life 
and manners, the Evi^ I know will purge itself but w^e shall receive 
and have already received many a woful pang in the operation, 
you know my sentiments fully on these subjects, all the West 
India Ports would not have been shut against us had we acted 
with sagacity in the beginning. 

Mr. Laurens and the rest of my family are in the Country, I 
am at present alone, the whole will be here in three or four days 
for the Summer, in other Countries people go into the Country 
in the Summer, in this, we come to Town, but I must make another 
visit in a few days and stay about a fortnight, the Crops of every 
kind in low Lands have suffered by Rains and swelling of Rivers, 
but in general they stand very well at present, those of Rice and 
Indian Corn will in all appearance be plentiful. 

With my best Respects to Mrs. Bell and repeated assurances of 
Esteem and Regards, I remain. Dear Sir. 

Your obliged and obedient Serv't. 

Henry Laurens. 
Mr. William Bell Endorsed: Henry Laurens 

Philadelphia. July 1, 1785. 

Addressed : 

Mr. Wilham Bell, ? 

Merchant ., 

In 
Philadelphia. By Capt. Alibone. 

Charleston So Carolina 5th July, 1785. 
Dear Sir. 

Just after I had closed a Letter to you under the 1st Inst, to 
go by Capt, Strong, I had the pleasure of receiving your favor 



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of the 25th Ulto by Capt. Alibone inclosing my acco't Curr't the 
Balance of which in my favor recovered me from the alarm which 
I had received from apprehension of its being against me. 

I thank you My Dear Sir, for your kind congratulations and 
good wishes, the Ladies and your old fellow traveller will be in 
Town tomorrow for the remaining part of the Summer, the situa- 
tion of our house 66 feet by 36 and open on all fronts promises 
to be as comfortable as you can be in Market Street. 

The end of all ' 'disagreeable disappointments" can only be, 
My dear friend, at the end of Life, pray rather that we may have 
reason and fortitude to encounter and bear with becoming sub- 
mission every accident and disappointment that shall in the mean 
time befall us. 

Send the German Axes when most convenient to you. thank 
God you escaped from the danger of that draught of Cold Water; 
I rejoice to hear you think your self perfectly recovered and sin- 
cerely wish you may be more cautios [sic] for the future drink 
good Porter as I do when a little over heated or fatigued and injoy 
good health for a Thousand Years. 

Hang the Waggon I have forgot to ask Harry its defects and 
'tis not worth your attention, this Alibone of yours is very alert, 
he gives me no time to add save m.y Respects to Mrs. Bell and 
assurance of continuing with affectionate Regard, Dear Sir 
Your obliged hum Servant 

Henry Laurens. 
Mr. William Bell ' " ' 

Philadelphia. ' '--■-■ 

Endorsed: 
Henry Laurens, July 5, 1785 ' ; 7' v , - 

Addressed: Mr. WiWmm Bell . ' -. 

Merchant " - . ' - : 

Philadelphia. ' - ' 

By the Ship Philadelphia 
Capt. Strong 

.- Charleston, 10th August, 1785. 
Dear Sir. 

My last was by AHbone under the 6th July since which none of 
your favors have appeared. 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS lit 

I request you to send me by the first opportunity six proper 
Shingling Hatchets in addition to the German Axes. I want four 
good draught Horses and one very good Saddle Horse for your 
friend H. L. how are prices now in your State or the Jersey — and 
how would you advise to conduct them hither, by Land or Sea? 
what Freight and other expence will attend a Sea Voyage? Could 
a proper faithful Man be hired to bring them by Land and would 
the expence be more or less than by Sea? if the Horses arrive 
about the 10th or middle of November they will answer my pur- 
pose, your reply will determine me on the subject. If our Harvest 
is good Crops of Rice, Indian Corn and Indigo will be large. 

My best Compliments to Mrs. Bell. With sincere regard and 
Esteem I remain, Dear Sir, 

Your obliged and obedient servt. 

Henry Laurens. 
Mr. William Bell 
Philadelphia. 
Endorsed: Henry Laurens 
Charleston, Aug. 10, 1785 

[henry LAURENS, JR. TO WILLIAM BELL] 

Charleston 15th September 1785. 
Dear Sir, 

My Father being unwell from the relics of a Fever and Cold 
and a little Stroke of the Gout, desires me, while I acknowledge 
the Receipt of Your favor to me of the 27th Ulto, by Capt. Strong, 
to thank you for one of the Same Date to himself accompanied by 
an Account of Sundry Smith's and other Tools shipt on board the 
Philadelphia, amount to your Credit £27.17.3. 

The Articles came out right except, one eleven Inch half round 
rough File deficient. He requests you will send by one of the 
first Vessels proper Tools for boring Pumps, I suppose there must 
be bits of different Sizes but your Block Maker will give you the 
best Information, these Tools are wanted for the use of our Planta- 
tion where there are no Pump Makers, Also, two of the very best 
Philadelphia made Carpenter's broad Axes. We suspend saying 
any thing more respecting Horses, being informed by a Friend of 
his expectation of a string of five and forty from Chicasaw Indian 
Nation, which are generally esteemed as good Horses as any in 
America. 



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I am glad to hear of your perfect recovery from the Sickness 
which had interrupted you and wish you a very long continuance 
of health. 

Our Summer has been pretty moderate. My Father kept me 
in Charleston whilst he exposed himself as I thought a little too 
much in the Country, yet I have not escaped two or three strokes 
of the Fever, but an Emetic and close application to Bark sett me 
up again and I am now very well, so well that I begin to think 
Matrimony an Event which may onetime or other happen, when- 
ever it does, as you honor me by interesting yourself in that point, 
I shall with pleasure communicate early Notice. But my good 
friend I wish to get a house a little before I take a Wife, I have 
some prospect of having the house before many Months are over. 

We are now arrived at our Harvest time, the Weather is pretty 
fine, if it continues so a fortnight longer I hope We shall make 
upwards of five hundred Barrels of Rice, great quantity of Indian 
Corn and Peas, and from three to five thousand of good Indigo, 
but a Gale of Wind which We call a Hurricane or very heavy 
falls of Rain which too frequently happen at this critical Season 
would overset one half. Let us wish therefore for fair Weather. 

My father begs to assure yourself and Mrs. Bell of his Affection 
and Regard in which I heartly join and am Dear Sir 
Yours obliged humble Servant 

Hen]:y Laurens Jun'r. 
Mr. William Bell ._ Endorsed: 

Philadelphia. " Henry Laurens Jun. 

; ,. , ' 15 Sept. 1785 

.. Charleston South Carolina 

2d November 1785 
My dear friend, 

I have been of late a good deal plagued with the Gout too much 
in the upper Works, my present indisposition is such as obliges 
me to borrow a hand for acknowledging and thanking you for 
your very kind Letter of the 18th Ulto. I can't stoop to a writing 
table without great pain and uneasiness. 

The non arrival of the Pump Borer is no great disappointment, 
it will come time enough a Month hence. 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 13 

Four Barrels of Apples at one time is too much for a family 
however the Ladies to whom you sent so many desire me to return 
their Compliments and thanks, and to say that you have enabled 
them to treat a great many of their Friends, you say nothing 
about the freight, but I shall send and offer to pay it to Capt. 
Strong to morrow morning. I will request you to send on my 
proper Account two Barrels of the best Mew-Town Pippins, and 
a half Barrel of the very finest Flour by the next opportunity. I 
feel more than half sorry that my friend Dr. Franklin has accepted 
of the Presidency of your State as it may be the last Act of his Life. 
But Alas! what is human Life? Vanity and Vexation of Spirit. 

Inclosed I trouble you with two Letters, the one to Mr. James 
Futterel I beg you will forward by the first opportunity to any 
part of England, the other to W. Fisher Esq. be pleased to send 
to him. this gentleman lately arrived from England with his Son 
in Law Dr. Rusto and Family, and I believe may be heard of at 
Mr. Robert Morris's. 

Do you think I could charter a double decked Vessel at or 
under £3 SterHng per Ton in your City to load here with a Cargo 
of 4 or 500 Barrels Rice and to proceed to London, Bordeaux, 
Nantes or Harvre de Grace as I might determine, upon her arrival. 
If you think it practicable I shall enlarge upon the Subject when 
I hear from you. My Crop will be about 500 Barrels and ready 
for Shipping some time in February. I should desire the Vessel 
to load at my Landing about forty Miles up Cooper River, a 
very safe Navigation and would save her a good deal of Town 
Expence. 

With the CompHments of the whole family to Mrs. Bell and 
yourself, I remain. Dear Sir, 

Yours obUged humble Servant, 

Henry Laurens. 
Capt. Strong asks 

2-Shinings Pennsylvania ( 

Money for the 4 Bbls. Apples r : 
which I shall send and pay 
him directly. 

Mr. William Bell. Endorsed: Henry Laurens 

Philadelphia. 2 Novem'r 1785 



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[henry LAURENS JR. TO WM. BELL] 

Addressed: Mr. William Bell i 

Merchant 

In . ■ : . ■ - - ; 

Philadelphia. 
[Armorial seal, of which the crest only is decipherable: two arms 
enbowed holding a chaplet]^ 

Charleston 11th November 1785 

Dear Sir, 

Just returned from the Country, and hastening back again 
into it, I hear there is a Vesel upon the point of sailing for New 
York, I shal] take the opportunity, as both Strong and AUbone 
are absent, of requesting you for my father that by the earliest 
opportunity you will take the trouble to send . 

10 Bushels best Rye Seed 
4 Do Buck Wheat Do 
1 Cutting Box & Knife for chopping Straw 
I am exceedingly hurried, but before I conclude I shall beg 
you to excuse this short Letter, and to present my Compliments 
to Mrs. Bell from Dear Sir, 

Yours obliged and obed't Servant, 

Henry Laurens Jun'r 
Mr. Wm. Bell Endorsed: Henry Laurens Junr 

Philadelphia Charleston 11 Nov. 1785 

Mepkin Plantation - 

30 Miles from Charleston on Cowper [sic] River. 
7Decem'rl785 
Dear Sir. 

The day before yesterday I received by express from Charleston 
your very friendly and obliging Letters of 22d and 25 Ulto. with 
Bills of Loading and an Acct. for Apples, Pump Borers and Axes 
the whole amounting to £23 19.10. to the Cr. of your Acct. — also 
Wm Pearce & Co's Protested Bill for £180 Sterling. 

• The Laurens arms as used on the book plate of Edward Rutedge Laurens 
are: Sa: three doves ar. rising Crest: on a wreath argent and gules, two arms 
pprr embowed holding a chaplet. Motto: What is is best. 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 15 

The articles Miss Laurens informs me were landed except the 
flour and that would be the next day, no doubt the file will be 
found in the Case with the borers, your kindly adding 2 Barrells of 
Apples enables us to give away two — four are too many at a time 
for any family in this Climate. I thank you for forwarding my 
Letters to London and to Mr. Fisher. 

I hope the Protested Bill is not on your own Account I shall 
use my utmost diligence to recover the Amount but if the endorser 
is not General Nathaniel Greene we shall find it extremely difficult 
to extract Sterling Money from Georgia; from the General there 
is some expectance. 

The depredations commited by time and by both parties in the 
late War on all the buildings upon my settlements at this place, 
demanded several new Houses and immediate very great repairs 
to the rest, hence we are very backward in cleaning out a Crop 
of about 500 Barr'ls Rice which I shall want a Ship to take away 
but shall not be ready for her till late in February, I must there- 
fore thank you for the trouble you have been at in your late 
enquiries and postpone the business to a future day, perhaps the 
beginning of January, when I shall see my way more clearly and 
probably may then be competent to name several Ports at the 
Charterers option. 

Your friend's information respecting your fellow Traveller was 
rather premature, he has not been fitting up any House — I have 
lately presented him with a valuable Plantation and necessary 
Laboures on Santee River 42 Miles higher than this, which will 
for sometime engage his attention, particularly to repair or rebuild 
the dwelling House and several out houses which have suffered 
as those above mentioned, if in the m.ean time he will provide the 
best furniture for the House, he will act consistently with my 
advice and my earnest wishes, our friend is present, expresses his 
obligation for the Interest you take in this important business and 
desires to join with me in affectionate and respectful Compli- 
ments to Mr. and Mrs. Bell 

Accept my special acknowledgements for your friendly solicitude 
for my health, thank God I am at present well except for that 
degree of debility to which the Gout has subjected and which I 
must submit to, through Life, yet if you were to see me trudging 
every day up and down these Hills, you would question the fact, 



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but SO it is, and I return in the Evening weary as a Dog from a 
day's hunt. 

I shall desire a friend in Charleston to put on board one of the 
Philadelphia Ships two Barrels of our Carolina Potatoes which I 
beg Mrs. Bell will do me the honor to accept, and if I could send 
it in time I would add a small Barrel of as nice Rice as ever was 
seen but this goes by a special messenger, to catch one of these 
Vessels who are never long in Port, the Rice will be reserved for 
a future opportunity. 

I was on the point of concluding when our young friend re- 
minded me, ''we want three ploughs for Indian Corn Land com- 
plete with two Shares and Coulters to each frame to be the very 
best in all respects and large Shares," 

"three Horse hoe plough Irons of one size the largest used, 
without frames," 

I request these My Dear friend to be Shiped by the earliest 
opportunity and further oblige. 

Your affectionate and faithful humble Servant 

Henry Laurens. 
Mr. William Bell • 
Philadelphia 

P.S. Please to add 2 Barl's Endorsed: Henry Laurens 

of the best Philadelphia Charleston 7 dec. 

Beer. - 1785 

, '. " (To be continued) - . - ■/ 



NISBETT OF DEAN AND DEAN HALL 
By D. E, LIuGER Smith 

In British Family Antiquity by William Playfair, Volume VIII, 
published in 1811, we find an account of this ancient family of 
Nisbett of that Ilk and of its cadet branch known as the Nisbetts 
of Dean. 

The family was of very high antiquity, taking its name from the 
lands of Nisbett in the shire of Berwick. 

This, Mr. Playfair tells us, was ''an ancient denomination; for, 
''in the donation of King Edgar, the son of Malcolm Canmore (in 
"whose reign surnames first became hereditary) to the monks of 
"Dunfermline, to pray for the Soul of his father, among other 
"lands he gives those of Nisbett, where the Castle of Nisbett 
"stood, memorable in Scottish history for the fatal overthrow 
"given by the English by the assistance of the then rebel Earl of 
"March to the flower of the youth of the Lothian. 

"Sir Alexander Nisbett of that Ilk afterwards demolished the 
"castle of Nisbett and built his mansion in its place." 

The names of many of the family appear successively in the 
records, until Alexander Nisbett, who made an interesting mar- 
riage with Helen Rutherford, and received from James IV a 
charter of the land of Brighamshields to himself and his spouse 
in the year 1506. 

Then after 1603 we find of the family two representatives. 
(A) The elder bore the constantly recurring name of Alexander, 
and (B) the younger, Patrick Nisbett of Dean, was crea.ted a 
Baronet on 2nd December 1612. 

During the Great Rebellion the men of the elder line sided with 
King Charles and died, one on the Scaffold, some in exile, and some 
in battle. The last male of this line was Mr. Alexander Nisbett, 
a learned Antiquary and Herald, who wrote "The System of 
Heraldry." He died without issue, and after his death Sir John 
Nisbett of Dean "was allowed by authority to carry the supporters 
of the principal arms of Nisbett of that Ilk," thus marking him 
as the chief of his name. 

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The last Sir John, of the elder line of Sir Patrick's descendants, 
died at some time previous to 13 Oct. 1749, which is the date of a 
''last Bond and provision" executed by his successor, Sir Alexander 
Nisbett, a few days before he left North Britain to return to Caro- 
lina, where he had acquired and given name to the well known 
estate or plantation on Cooper River, still called Dean Hall. 

Before beginning the account of the three generations of these 
Nisbetts of Dean Hall in Carolina, it may be well to give an 
abstract of this codicil to the above mentioned last Bond and 
provision, recorded in the Probate Court in Charleston, Vol. 1752- 
56, page 121. 

Sir Alexander Nisbett of Dean Baronet 
— for love of wife Dame Mary Nisbett and two younger sons 

John and Alexander — codicil to last bond and provision executed 

by me 13 October 1749 a few days before I left North Britain 
— to wife Dame Mary Nisbett upon death of Dame Ann Myrton 

Nisbett, relict of late Sir John Nisbett — jointure house, garden &c 
— to 2nd Son John Nisbett one half of all lands and negroes in 

South Carolina upon his giving up right to £500 in said bond &c 
— to 3rd Son Alexander one half land and negroes in said province 
— if either decline to go to South Carolina and live he is to be 

educated out of the rent of the Dean — to be repaid to eldest 

brother Henry Nisbett when he is 21, 
— if either should decline to live in South Carolina I bequeath to 

him £500 Sterling out of Estate of Dean &c, &c. 
— to eldest son Henry Nisbett real and personal estate in Britain 

and elsewhere 
— executors wife Dame Mary Nisbett 

Mr. George Seaman, Merchant 
and Mr. Robert Hume, planter / 

in South Carolina " -. 

dated 16 August 1753 — proved 1753 

Mr. George Seaman, here named as executor, was a Scotch 
merchant and planter of large means, who apparently came from 
Leith. He married 2 May, 1750 the widow of William Allen of 
Thorogood and thus became the stepfather of Elizabeth Allen, 
who married 3 May, 1759 John Deas. 

The latter was born 29 Jan. 1735, probably in Leith, and came 
to Carolina in 1749. His interesting connection with this narra- 
tive will be shown later. 



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ALEXANDER NISBETT OF DEAN HALL IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND OF 
DEAN SCOTLAND BARONET 

Alexander Nisbett came to Carolina at some date before 1725, 
for in that year he bought certain contiguous tracts of land to 
which plantation he gave the name of Dean Hall, evidently taken 
from the estate of Dean in Scotland. What his business was has 
not been shown, but he held, as shown by the record, quite a 
number of mortgages, making it evident that he controlled or had 
the use of a good deal of money. 

He married Mary Rutherfurd, daughter of Sir John Rutherfurd, 
and sister of Mr. Robert Rutherfurd later of Fairnington and of 
Mr. Walter Rutherfurd of New York. Mr. Robert Rutherfurd 
died 1794 and Mr. Walter Rutherfurd in 1804. 

Of Sir Alexander's eldest son Henry nothing is known, but as 
the baronetcy seems to have been held in 1764 by his second son 
John, it must be presumed that Henry either predeceased his 
father or died without male issue. 

Of the youngest son Alexander nothing appears on the records 
in Carolina. 

From a mortgage recorded in Charles Town in the Mesne 
Conveyance Ofhce, dated 15 Dec. 1744 (See Book BB, p. 44), 
it is recited that the land had been conveyed to Anthony White, Jr. 
by Alexander Nisbett, late of Charles Town, through his Attorneys 
James Michie and James Akin. It may be inferred that he had 
not then succeeded to the Baronetcy and that he was then prob- 
ably in Britain. 

It may be interesting to remember that this James Michie was 
Speaker of the Commons House in 1753-4, Member of the King's 
Council in 1756, and Chief Justice in 1759. (See McCrady's 
South Carolina under the Royal Government). 

At what date Sir Alexander returned to South Carolina is 
not known. 

In the South Carolina Gazette of 8th October, 1753, we find a 
very short notice of his death as follows: ''Yesterday died Sir 
Alexander Nisbett;" and in the Register of St. Philip's Parish we 
find '4753— Oct. 8— Then was buried Sir Alexander Nisbett." 

Lady Nisbett must have been in Charles Town at this time, 
for on 8 May, 1754 Mrs. Manigault entered in her diary a visit 
from her. (See So. Ca. Hist. Mag. Vol. 20— p. 58.) 



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It was thought by Playfair in his account of the Nisbetts of 
Dean that Sir John Nisbett, who in 1764 was a cornet in the 2nd 
or Royal North British Dragoons, was the eldest son of Sir Alex- 
ander. In point of fact he seems to have been the second son. 

Of this Sir John we catch frequent glimpses in the correspond- 
ence of his uncles Robert and Walter Rutherfurd; the first 
writing from Britain, the latter from New York at various dates 
between 1778 and 1799. These items we owe to the kindness of 
Mr. Livingston Rutherfurd, a great great grandson of Walter. 

(Authority for items from this source will be given as Rutherfurd 
Letters.) 

When Sir John retired from the British Army we do not know, 
but it seems probable that it was at some time before 1769. 

His wife was a French woman named Claudine Favre, by whom 
he had two sons — his successor John, and Alexander, the latter of 
whom was born in 1772, as we learn from his tombstone in the 
Strawberry Churchyard on Cooper River. John appears to have 
been born in 1768 or 1769, as his uncle Robert writes of him in 
February 1790 that he was now of age. 

In 1777, or perhaps early in 1778, we find Sir John and his 
family in America with his uncle Walter Rutherfurd. Endeavor- 
ing to make his way from the north to Carolina he was ''lost in 
going there with his family except his two sons whom he left with" 
Mr. Walter Rutherfurd. 

This may suggest the object of a visit made by Mr. John Ruther- 
furd, a son of Walter, to CaroHna about the middle of 1778. We 
find this visit mentioned in a letter from John Deas to the same 
John Rutherfurd, (born 20 Sept. 1760 died 23 Feb. 1840). Mr. 
Livingston Rutherfurd's full extracts from this letter we give here 
for their great local interest. 

r' . ■ . - I ' ^ Charles Town, 

^' - - 15 Sept 1779. 

Dear Sir, 

Your very obliging favour of 30th Sept, with copy of that of 
11th July (the original of which never has come to hand) I duly 
received & should have made a more punctual Reply, had not a 
Variety of Avocation public & private prevented, as no doubt 
you have heard of our late Invasion you can from thence judge 



NISBETT OF DEAN AND DEAN HALL 21 

the Confusion we were in whilst it lasted. My family fled to the 
X X X X X, whilst I march to Town & mounted the Lines where I 
lived on rations and slept on the land till I was tired x x x x x 

Amongst those of our Friends that have fallen in this Campaign 
you will lament honest Ben Huger and the more so when I ac- 
quaint you it was by the Fire of our own People from the Lines 
on the night of the supposed Attack. Good God! what a Scene 
that was! I have often spoke of the Grand Fire Works I saw at 
Versailles on the marriage of the present King, but this excelled 
it all, the other was a Feu de Joye this was a Feu d' Enfer, I 
believe I must call it, for none but his Infernal Majesty could be 
at the bottom of this cursed Quarrel. 

No doubt you have heard of the Retreat of the Enemy soon 
thereafter & we have lately had the very agreeable Intelligence 
that Count d'Estaing with a formidable Fleet & a number of 
troops are arrived on our Coast, from whence we expect the 
recovery of Georgia & perhaps the conquest of St. Augustine, at 
any rate we flatter ourselves with the Prospect of having a quiet 
Winter in this Quarter, & some faint hopes that a Peace in the 
Spring may be the result of ail this Hurly-Burly. 

I should have told you that the enemy made very free with my 
House & Stock &c at Combahee, my People luckily took to their 
heels, except three who thought proper to join the Enemy, & a 
scouting party made an Incursion into Goose Creek & plundered 
several houses, particularly Mr. Middleton's and Thorogood, 
where they took everything they fancied & carried away all my 
Horses & 3 negro Boys — so you see I have had my share of Losses 
as well as Fatigue x x x x x 

I thank you for the care you took of my Letters I have since 
heard had got safe to hand with our young Friends your Cousins, 
by which your Aunt Lady Nisbett is greatly cheered up, she wrote 
me a long letter upon it & I can see she is in pretty good spirits. 
I am happy to find they expect to prove Sir John's marriage & of 
course establish the legitimacy of the poor innocent children 

X X X X X 

I should have mentioned my niece being married to Mr. Mid- 
dleton of Crowfield. I don't recollect if he was of your acquaint- 
ance when here, tho I believe he was at our Clubb at Goose 
Creek the day you were there — we were all hands celebrating 



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their nuptials at Thorogood (if dancing can be called so) when the 
news of Georgia being invaded came to hand and spoiled our sport. 

I am sorry to add that it has been our misfortune to lose Mr. 
Middleton last month occasioned I believe by the Fatigues of our 
Summer's Employ in Town & an unlucky Jaunt he took into 
Georgia in quest of some of his People that had been taken away 
by the Enemy x x x x x 

This melancholy Event has occasioned much distress in my 
Family & being left one of his Executors takes up much of my 
time X X X X X my niece Middleton is come Home again to our 
House for a few weeks. 

Charles is much obliged to you for your kind remembrance of 
him, he is this moment at my knee beating an old Canister by 
way of a Drum as you know we are now-a-days Soldiers ab ovo 

X X X X X 

Dear Sir yr Affect. Friend . 
. & very Hble Servt 

^ John Deas 

From the Rutherfurd Letters we learn that the two orphan 
Nisbetts reached their Grandmother, Dame Mary Nisbett, at 
some time between July 1778 and April 1779. They are described 
in 1780 by their grand-uncle Robert Rutherfurd as ''fine promising 
boys;" steps had previously been taken to find proofs of the mar- 
riage of Sir John, for which purpose an agent had been sent to 
France. And the writer continues: "Our poor Sister is so Fond 
of the Boys and so anxious and Tender a Temper that I fear she 
will easily break her Heart if Things do not go well for Them." 

During the period from 1779 to 1797 it is chiefly the Ruther- 
furd Letters which enable us to follow the fate of the two Nisbett 
boys, who appear to have owed to the extraordinary kindness and 
care of their two granduncles their escape from the Sea of troubles 
that threatened to overwhelm, them. 

In South Carolina, we find two important mentions of them. 
First, the Legislature was called by Governor John Rutledge to 
meet at Jacksonborough, at a distance of only about 35 miles 
from Charles Town then held by the British. Convening in 
January 1782, it passed the Confiscation Act in retaliation for the 
actions of the British Authorities. In this act, list No. 1 contained 



NISBETT OF DEAN AND DEAN HALL 23 

the names of those known to be subjects of his Britannic Majesty, 
and in this Hst was included the ''Devisees or heirs of Sir John 
Nisbett." But in March 1783 the ''Heirs of Sir John Nisbett" 
were taken off the Confiscation List. It is to be presumed that 
the Dean Hall plantation and other property were then restored 
by the Commissioners to the agent of the Nisbetts, and this agent 
was apparently John Deas before mentioned. 

As the war had been waged by both combatants with great 
severity and damage to property it does not seem strange that in 
August 1784 Mr. Robert Rutherfurd should have written that in 
these seven or eight years past only one remittance of £150 had 
come from the Nisbett property. 

Although out of the course of the narrative, it may be well to 
state here that the young Sir John Nisbett sailed from Greenock 
for New York about the beginning of May 1787. 

It will also be well now to outline as far as possible their history 
in Europe up to that date. 

From a letter dated 31 March 1780 it is learned that the agent 
at Dean had not been able from ill health to sign receipts for the 
rents due by the tenants, and Lady Nisbett feared to try to get 
another appointed before she was in possession of evidence of the 
marriage of the late Sir John; but during the summer of 1781, the 
son, Sir John, was served Heir of his father without opposition, 
and Mr. Robert Rutherfurd was appointed his Tutor or Guardian 
by the Court. In 1783 it was thought by their guardian that the 
boys were getting the better of their grandmother and Sir John 
was sent to St. Andrews, and Alexander to an Academy at Perth. 
Sir John is described as exceedingly handsome in his person with 
Spirits and Talent, but with a "Haughty Stubbornness of Temper." 

He seems inclined to enter the Army, but his Tutor fears that 
may be of prejudice to him with the Government at Carolina, to 
which place it might be preferable that he should go as soon as 
he could be trusted. 

But by August 1784 Sir John carried out his wish to enter the 
army, and an Ensigncy was purchased for him in the 59th Regi- 
ment then stationed at Gibraltar. He there reported for duty 
where he remained for about eighteen months. Being expensively 
inclined he spent more than his small fortune would allow of, 
vs^hich was only £100 a year besides his pay, as no money was 



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coming from Carolina. ''He is a perfect Adonis, particularly 
beautiful," added his uncle. 

Efforts to place Alexander in a mercantile house in Glasgow, 
or London, or Bristol, or Holland failed because apparently too 
high an Apprentice Fee was demanded. 

We are thus brought to the date at which Sir John sailed for 
New York as stated above, viz: May 1787. 

Under date of 28 Feb. 1790 Mr. Robert Rutherfurd wrote to 
his brother Walter as follows : 

**I am not fond of thinking much or saying anything about the 
*'Nisbetts But still We must and ought to think of them and 
"endeavor to do them any good that may be in our power and 
"they may be pleased to permit. Sir John is now of age and 
"Lady N. had a short letter from him lately after a long Time 
"that neither he nor Alex, had wrote a word to her. It is dated 
"from Charlestown He tells her he was returned from North 
"Carolina and that when he could settle his affairs and fall upon 
"some means to get remittances regularly he would come to this 
"Country. That Alex was to get 1/2 the negroes and settle 
"with them on some better and more healthy Place. But he does 
"not say whether that is to be on his Lands or not. There are no 
"letters from Alex or Mr. Deas. 

"Both are much to be pitied for being so weak thoughtless and 
"silly, incapable of any exertion from listlessness and indolence, 
"as if it was only the business of other People to take Care of 
"them and feed them like children. 

Of Alexander the letter says further: ""-- - 

"He has nothing in the World but his Share in the negroes 
"and Stocks on the Plantation in Carolina and what his Brother 
"Sir John pleases to allow him in the meantime. This can be 
"but little, since the whole Dean Estate with the House after 
"deducting the Burthens upon it does not amount to more than 
"£160 a year and no money comes from Mr. Deas. Sir John has 
"hitherto been so good as to allow him £40 or £50 a year." 

Sir John's presence in Charleston and also the fact that he 
was then of age is shown by a conveyance recorded in the Mesne 
Conveyance Office there, Book D 6, page 471, dated July 1790. 
In this "Sir John Nisbett Bart, late of the Kingdom of Great 
Britain but now of South Carolina" conveyed to Jacob Sass a 



NISBETT OF DEAN AND DEAN HALL 25 

lot of land on Queen St., which his grandfather, Sir Alexander, 
had acquired in May 1753. 

It is interesting to note that the witnesses to Sir John's deed 
were Isaac Huger, Jr. and Wm. Allen Deas, a son of John Deas. 

But now the storm, which for a dozen years had been threaten- 
ing the young Nisbetts, was to break upon them, and both of 
their long-suffering granduncles were again called upon to show 
their enduring kindliness. For in Mar. 1790 they learn that John 
Rutherfurd of Hunthill, a nephew of theirs, was expected to com- 
mence proceedings for the purpose of disputing their legitimacy, 
and it was believed that Mrs. Nisbett of Dirleton was supplying 
the money to conduct the suit. The Dirleton family were very 
rich and had as yet no heirs male, and failing such, Sir John would 
under the Entail succeed to them. 

These troubles, or perhaps the lack of money, may account 
for the visits of Sir John to Mr. Walter Rutherfurd in August 1790 
and November 1791. The legal procedure must have been very 
slow, for in Jany. 1793 the "pursuers" produced witnesses to 
prove that the late Sir John had not acknowledged his marriage 
while in Scotland, whereupon application was made to the Court 
for a Commission to examine Mr. Walter Rutherfurd and Mrs. 
Rutherfurd in America. 

The proverbial "law's delay" seems to have held good in this 
suit, for only on 15th Oct. 1797 does a letter from Walter Ruther- 
furd tell us: 

"I have a letter from Nelly Rutherfurd x x x x x have lost my 
"very dear sister Nisbett x x x x x had been ailing sometime, and 
"a paralitic stroke occasioned her death twelve hours after the 
"important Cause of the legitimacy of the Nisbetts was decided 
"in their Favour unanimously by the Lords of Session. My 
"evidence was the only Proof." 

In Feb. 1796 at the meeting of the South CaroHna Jockey Club 
(see page 18 of History of the Turf in South CaroHna) there was a 
match race between Sir John Nisbett of Dean Hall and John 
Randolph of Roanoke, each gentleman riding his own horse. 
Mr. Randolph won the race after an exciting struggle. But the 
historian tells us that tradition said that Sir John, "who was a 
very elegant gentleman," "won the prize from, beauty's eyes," for 
that many of the fair watchers of the race declared that, though 



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Mr, Randolph had won the race, they much preferred Sir John 
in a match. 

In October 1797 we read in the Gazette of the marriage of 
Sir John to Maria, daughter of Col. William Alston of Waccamaw 
and Charleston by his first marriage to Mary Ashe. 

Col. Alston was a noted patron of the turf in South Carolina, 
and bred on his Waccamaw plantation many fine Thorough-bred 
horses. President Washington visited him at this plantation, 
when he came to Carolina in 1791. 

His first wife, married 13 Feb. 1777, the mother of Lady Nisbett, 
was the daughter of John Baptista Ashe, Brig.-Gen. North Caro- 
lina State Troops, by his wife Rebecca Moore, who was a daughter 
of Col. Maurice Moore and grand-daughter of James Moore, 
governor of Carolina 1700-1702. These two families of Ashe and 
Moore were very prominent during the entire Colonial period both 
in North Carolina and South Carolina. 

Occasional glimpses of Sir John and Dame Maria Nisbett are 
caught in the ^'Rutherfurd Letters." 

In April 1798, we find them planning a visit to Scotland, and 
they are advised to go North by the Orkneys to Leith, or else by 
a Glasgow ship, so as to avoid the enemy in the Channel. 

And again we learn that the Laird (Mr. Walter Rutherfurd's 
nephew) in May 1799 is ''much displeased with Sir John Nisbett 
who dashes away at London, Bath, &c. and comes not near his 
Estates, wishes him with his wife, or She with him as young folks 
should be." 

Apparently Lady Nisbett was then in Carolina, for in June 1799 
Mr. Horry, who arrived lately thence in New York, brought the 
news that Lady Nisbett had a fine boy and was impatient for her 
knight's arrival. Nevertheless Sir John was still in Britain, and 
had sent for Alic on Dirleton's account, who wished their assistance 
in breaking his entail, for he had only a daughter, and the Dean 
family was next Heirs of Entail to this estate which was called 
£6000 a year. 

Mr. William Hamilton Nisbett's [of Dirleton] daughter was 
married to the Earl of Elgin, who was but lately returned from his 
Embassy at Vienna. 

The exact relationship of the then Sir John Nisbett to Mr. 
Nisbett of Dirleton does not appear though doubtless a very little 
research in North Britain would show it. 



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It may be well to quote here what Playfair tells us about the 
two cadet branches of the Dean family. The grandfather of 
Sir Alexander of Dean and of Dean Hall in South Carolina was 
Henry Nisbett who left three sons (1) James, the father of Sir 

Alexander, (2) Nisbett whose descendants were called 

*'of Craigintinie," (3) Nisbett, whose descendants were 

called "of Dirleton." The two last named families bore the arms 
of Dean with differences to show cadency. 

A plantation in Georgetown County on Peedee River is still 
called ''Dirleton," but it is not known by whom or when it was 
settled. 

Of the lives of Sir John and Dame Maria Nisbett between 1799 
and May 1821 little is known. He continued through that time 
to own Dean Hall, but most probably lived in Britain until the 
last date when he sold Dean Hall plantation to Mr. William A. 
Carson. 

But his brother Alexander appears to have remained in Caro- 
lina, and at his death on 27 January 1813 in his 42nd year resided 
on the Dean Hall plantation, as shown by the inscription on his 
tombstone at Strawberry Chapel on the Cooper River. 

In his will, dated 3 March 1812, he described himself as ''of 
Dean Hall, in St. John's Parish, South Carolina" and left his whole 
estate real and personal to his wife Abigail, who also was named 
sole Executrix. What Mrs. Nisbett's maiden name was does not 
appear, but in her will, proved in 1819, she mentions a niece Laura 
Kelly, and a half-sister, Mrs. EHzabeth Kelly, while her daughter, 
Caroline M. Nisbett is named as residuary legatee and Sole execu- 
trix. The executrix qualified as Caroline M. Philippe, late Nisbett. 

From deeds on record Jean B. Philippe and wife Caroline 
Matilda Philippe, before marriage called Caroline M. Nisbett, 
conveyed in 1820 to Francis Laborde a large lot on Meeting and 
Columbus Streets, known as the Botanic Garden, which, apparently 
after some litigation, had passed to her under the will of her 
mother, Mrs. Abigail Nisbett. 

The Dean Hall plantation remained in the possession of Sir 
John Nisbett until 1 May 1821. 

On that date Sir John Nisbett of Dean in Scotland with Dame 
Maria Nisbett his wife by his Attorney William Meen (sic) con- 
veyed for a consideration of $40,000 to William A. Carson the 
Dean Hall plantation of 3100 acres. 



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Dame Maria Nisbett seems to have been then in South Carolina, 
for she renounced dower &c before Ehhu Hall Bay, one of the 
judges of said State. ^ ' V /^ 

The receipt for the money secured by the mortgage then given 
by Carson was signed on 10 April 1829 by James L. Petigru, by 
virtue of a power of attorney from John Rutherford, and Charles, 
Lord Sinclair, trustees and executors of Sir John Nisbett, de- 
ceased, given to Robert Scott and John Balfour of Savannah, who 
had appointed J. L. Petigru as their substitute. 

This power of attorney is recorded in the Secretary of State's 
ofhce in Columbia in book H 5, and recites that Sir John's will 
was proved in the Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury on 

28 June 1828, thus giving an approximate date for his death. 
Lord Sinclair was a relative of Sir John through the Ruther- 

furds, for we learn from Burke's Peerage that the 11th Lord 
Sinclair married in 1763 Elizabeth, daughter of John Ruther- 
ford Esq. of Edgerston, Roxburgh, and grand-daughter of Sir 
John Rutherford, and apparently a niece of Robert and Walter 
Rutherfurd, from whose letters so much valuable information has 
come to us. 

The last mention of Maria, Lady Nisbett, is in her father's 
will — Col. William Alston died 26 June 1839 in his 83rd year. 
(See S. C. Hist. Mag. Vol. XII— p. 40) and in his will dated 

29 Nov. 1838 mentions his daughter Lady Maria Nisbett, widow 
of Sir John Nisbett now wife of Dr. John Murray. 

This appears to close the connection of the Nisbetts of Dean 
with South Carolina. 

The extraordinary and persistent kindness and solicitude shown 
by the two Rutherfurd brothers to their nephew Sir John Nisbett 
and to his sons. Sir John and Alexander Nisbett, must necessarily 
attract interest to themselves. Luckily we are enabled to supply 
from ''Family Records and Events" by Mr. Livingston Ruther- 
furd some information about their careers. 

The elder, Robert Rutherfurd, the 4th son of Sir John Ruther- 
furd, was born on the 30th of May, 1719, and at an early age 
received in London his business education. Thence he went to 
Leghorn, Italy, where in course of time he became a partner in 
the banking-house of Jackson and Rutherfurd. Appointed in 
1768 by Catherine II of Russia her financial agent in the Mediter- 



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ranean, he later declined promotion in the Treasury at St. Peters- 
burg, and was by her raised to the dignity of a Russian Baron 
for himself and his descendants. 

Returning to Great Britain in 1777, he settled on the Estate of 
Fairnington in Roxburghshire. He died unmarried and without 
issue in 1794. 

Walter Rutherfurd was the sixth son of Sir John, and entered 
the British Army at the age of fifteen. He vv^as ordered to America 
in 1756, and we find him a Captain in the 60th, or Royal Ameri- 
cans, in which regiment his eldest brother, John Rutherfurd, held 
the rank of Major. The latter was killed in the disastrous battle 
of Ticonderoga on 6th July, 1758. Walter married in 1758 
Catherine Alexander, widow of Elisha Parker, by whom he became 
the progenitor of the well-known Rutherfurd family of New York. 
Her brother, William Alexander, was a distinguished officer in the 
Continental Line of the Revolution, in the history of which we 
often find him mentioned as Major-General Lord Sterling. 

Walter Rutherfurd had reached the rank of Major before he 
retired from the British Army. A reproduction of his portrait 
in uniform may be found in Vol. II of the Annals of the King's 
Royal Rifle Corps, by Lieut. Col. Lewis Butler, page 336, which, 
however, is erroneously designated as the portrait of his brother, 
Major John Rutherfurd. He died the 10th of January, 1804. 



MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES FROM THE CITY 

GAZETTE 

Compiled by Mabel L. Webber ^ , " 

{Continued from October) ^ ' 

Died, on Saturday 28th Instant, Mr. John Philip Mintzing, 
after a long and painful illness. (Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1797.) 

Married, on Saturday last, by the Rev. Mr. Coste, Mr. Thomas 
Barrow to Miss Ann Easton, both of this city. (Thursday, 
Feb. 2, 1797.) 

Married, last evening, by the Rev. Mr. Hill, capt. Nehemiah 
Burr, to the amiable Miss Polly Brown, both of this city. (Friday, 
Feb. 3, 1797.) 

Married, lately, Mr. M. Van Yeveron, merchant of this city, 
to Mrs. Dorothy Schmidt, of Sunbury, Georgia. (Saturday, 
Feb. 4, 1797.) 

Died, on Friday evening last, at the house of Mr. John Wyatt 
in this city, and in the 46th year of his age, Mr. John Tims, for 
several years past, confidential clerk to the house in which he died. 
His employer, with the rest of his acquaintance, lament the loss 
of an amiable member of Society. . . . (Tuesday, Feb. 7, 
1797.) 

Married, last night, Mathew Hayden, esq. Depty Collector for 
the Port of Charleston, to Miss Jean Watson. Also, Mr. Thomas 
Davis to Mrs. Oats, reUct of Dr. Edward Oats. (Wednesday, 
Feb. 8, 1797.) 

Died, Mr. James Wright, in the 56th year of his age, an old 
inhabitant of this place. He possessed the qualities of an afiFec- 
tionate husband, a humane and tender Master, a kind friend. . . 
(Thursday, Feb. 9, 1797.) 

On Wednesday last was married, by Mr. Azuby, Mr. Abraham 
Rodrigues, late of St. Domingo, to the amiable and accompHshed 
Miss Rebecca Sasportas, daughter of Mr. Abraham Sasportas, 
who posses those qualifications which presage a happy conjugal 
state. 

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Died, on Wednesday the 18th ult. at Burlington, New Jersey, 
Richard Brooke Roberts, esq. of South CaroHna, major of infantry 
in the service of the United States. (Friday, Feb. 10, 1797.) 

Married, last Saturday afternoon, by the rev. Parson Frost, 
Mr. Samuel Smith, pilot, to Miss Catherine Marsh, daughter of 
the late Joseph Marsh, deceased, both of this city. (Monday, 
Feb. 13, 1797.) 

Married, on Friday evening last, Mr. Alexander Calder, to 
Mrs. Scott, the amiable relict of Mr. Scott, printer, deceased. 

"The graces danc'd before the fair, 
And white robed innocence was there" 

(Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1797.) 

Married on Saturday evening last, by the Right Reverend 
Bishop Smith, Mr. James Hickey, merchant, to the amiable Miss 
Charlotte Lestargette, daughter of Lewis Lestargette esq. of 
Orangeburgh. 

Married, on Thursday evening last, Capt. Robert Foster, to 
Mrs. Ann Dougherty, both of this city. (Monday, Feb. 27, 1797.) 

Married, on Thursday the 23d. Mr. Paul Severence, to Miss 
Hannah Huggin. (Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1797.) 

Married, on Thursday evening last, Mr. John M'Crady to 
Miss Jane Johnson. (Saturday, March 4, 1797.) 

Married, on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, 
Capt. Joseph V. Spencer, to Miss Maria Vesey, both of this city. 
(Monday, March 6, 1797.) 

Died, in England, on the 18th December last, Henry Rugely, esq. 
of this State. (Thursday, March 9, 1797.) 

Married, on Saturday evening last, by the rev. Mr. Hammet, 
Mr. Samuel Guillou, to the amiable Mrs. Jane Russell, relict of 
George Russell, deceased, both of this city. 

Married, on Sunday last, by the Rev. Mr. Frost, Mr. Paul 
Pritchard, to the amiable Miss Mary Geyer, both of this city. 

Died, at St. Helena, on Wednesday, the 1st inst. after a short 
but painful illness, capt. John Fripp, aged 40 years. The many 
amiable quaUties he possessed rendered him useful in public as 
well as in private Hfe. He has left an amiable wife and four 
promising young children to mourn his loss. (Tuesday, March 14, 
1797.) 



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Died, on Saturday morning, after a long and painful illness, 
which she bore with Christian fortitude, Mrs. Ann Littlejohn, 
wife of Mr. Duncan Littlejohn, of this city, in the forty-fifth year 
of her age. (Wednesday, March 15, 1797.) 

Married, last Thursday evening, Mr. Peter Duboise, to Miss 
Ann C. Carne, both of this city. (Saturday, March 18, 1797.) 

Married, on Tuesday evening last. Doctor John Ramsay, to 
Mrs. Deas, widow of the late John Deas jun. esq. 

Married, on Thursday evening, the 16th inst. by the rev. Mr. 
Frost, Mr. James Greene, to the amiable Miss Margaret M. 
Farquhar, both of this city. (Thursday, March 23, 1797.) 

Married, on Tuesday the 21st inst. by the Rev. Daniel M'Calla, 
Mr. Arnold Wells, of St. Thomas's Parish, to the amiable Miss 
Hannah Hibben, of Christ Church Parish. (Friday, March 24, 
1797.) 

Married, at Boston, Grenville Temple, esq. son of sir John 
Temple, of New York, British Counsul, to Mrs. Russell, widow 
of the late Thomas Russell, of that town. (Saturday, Mar. 25, 
1797.) 

Yesterday morning at ten oclock, died Mr. Cadet, a Frenchman, 
in consequence of blows he received the evening before, at the 
tavern of the Pavillion Nationale, kept by M. Genty, in Queen- 
Street in a contest with a Mr. Sterline, also a Frenchman. (Mon- 
day, March 27, 1797.) 

Married, on the 5th January last, by the Rev. Mr. Frost, Mr. 
Alexander Henry to Miss Elizabeth Fleming, both of this city. 
(Tuesday, Mar. 28, 1797.) 

Died, on Tuesday morning last, in the 18th year of her age, 
Mrs. Mary King, wife of Mr. Thomas King, of this city. (Thurs- 
day, March 30, 1797.) 

Died, in Philadelphia, on Monday the 6th inst. in the 23d. year 
of her age, Miss Frances Fayssoux, daughter of the late Dr. 
Fayssoux, of this city. (Friday, March 31, 1797.) 

Married, on Sunday evening, by the Rev. Dr. Buist, Doctor 
Robert Wilson, jun. to the amiable Miss Elizabeth Mazyck, 
daughter of Isaac Mazyck, esq. deceased. (Wednesday, April 5, 
1797.) 

Married, yesterday, at two o'clock, by his brother-in-law, the 
Rev. Mr. Abraham Azubee, Mr. Moses Tabarre, late from St. 



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Domingo, to the most amiable and accomplished Miss Betsy 
Joseph, late of, the city of London. (Thursday, April 6, 1797.) 

Married, last evening, by the Rev. Dr. Purcell, Mr. James 
Brown, merchant, to Miss Elizabeth Fetch, daughter of the late 
Dr. Fetch. (Wednesday, April 12, 1797.) 

Died, on the 11th inst. Mr. George Gardiner, Bricklayer, after 
a short and painful illness. He was generous to the poor, and 
liberal to mankind. (Wednesday, April 19, 1797.) 

Died, in this city, on Friday last, Mrs. Mary Smith, widow of 
the late Mr. George Smith. (Tuesday, April 25, 1797.) 

Married, last evening, by the Rev. Mr. Frost, Mr. William 
Wish, to Miss Ann Johnston, both of this city. (Wednesday, 
April 26, 1797.) 

Married, last evening, by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, Mr. James 
Watson, to the amiable Miss Sally Wall, both of this city. (Fri- 
day, May 5, 1797.) 

Married, on Wednesday evening last, by the Right Rev. Bishop 
Smith, Mr. Thomas Cordes, jun. to Miss Rebecca Jamieson, eldest 
daughter of the late James Jamieson, esq. 

Died, on Thursday morning last, Mr. John Wayner, aged 
seventy-one years, for many years a respectable merchant in this 
city. (Saturday, May 6, 1797.) 

Married, on the 29th of April, by the Rev. Mr. Furman, James 
Canty, esq. of the state of Georgia, to the amiable Miss Elizabeth 
Inglesby, daughter of Mr. WilHam Inglesby, of this city. (Mon- 
day, May 8, 1797.) 

On Tuesday the 9th instant, departed this life, Mrs. Martha 
Custer, wife of Mr. James Custer, factor, of this city. . . . 
(Friday, May 12, 1797.) 

Died, on Friday evening last, capt. Aaron Welch, master of the 
brig Active, of Philadelphia; a violent paralytic stroke at sea a 
few days after he left Philadelphia, was the cause of his dissolution. 
His remains were interred on Saturday, in the Friends burying 
ground in this city. (Monday, May 15, 1797.) 

Died, at Qunicey, Massachusetts, Mrs. Hall, aged 85, mother 
of John Adams, President of the United States. (Wednesday, 
May 17, 1797.) 

Yesterday, departed this life, Mr. Emanuel Pencil, tinman, a 
native of Eypress, in Switzerland; a truly honest man. During 



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the seige of this town in 1780, he was wounded by the bursting 
of a nine pounder. His remains were attended to St. Philips 
Church Yard in this city, by a number of friends, and by the 
Charleston Battalion of Artillery, of which he was an old member. 

Died, on the 6th instant, at his father's house on Dafusky Is- 
land, James Prioleau Fraser, esq. Barrister at Law of the Inner 
Temple, London. (Saturday, May 20, 1797.) 

Married, on Wednesday evening last, by the rev. Mr. Holling- 
shead, capt. William Earle, to Mrs. I'ans, widow of the late 
Mr. Francis I'ans, late of New York, Merchant. 

Married, on Thursday evening last, William Heyward, esq. of 
Prince William's parish, to Miss Charlotte Manby Villepontoux 
of this city. 

Died, on Wednesday, after a lingering illness. Miss Lucia 
Parker, aged 21 years, daughter of WilHam Parker, esq. deceased, 
formerly one of the commissioners of the treasury of this state. 
(Friday, June 2, 1797.) 

Married, lately at Philadelphia, Constant Freeman, esq. Major 
of artillery in the army of the United States, to Miss Cox, daughter 
of Mr. Moses Cox, merchant, of this city. (Wednesday, June 7, 
1797.) 

Married, lately at Camden, by the Rev. Thomas Adams, 
Benjamin Perkins, esq. attorney at law, to Miss Sarah Kershav/, 
daughter of the late Col. Kershaw. 

Died, in the 18th year of his age, David Toomer Cruger, student 
of medicine. . . . (Monday, June 12, 1797.) 

Married, last evening, by the rev. Dr. Keith, Mr. William 
Roach, to Miss Mary M'Gregor, daughter of the late Mr. Elias 
M'Gregor, of St. James, Santee. 

Died, on Tuesday last, Mr. James Paterson, in the 29th year 
of his age. 

Died, on Sullivan's Island, on Monday last, Mr. James Cleator, 
a native of the city of London; he resided upwards of a year past 
in this city. (Friday, June 16, 1797.) 

Died, yesterday morning, after a lingering illness, in the 25th 
year of her age, Mrs. Susannah Porcher, wife of Peter Porcher jun. 
esq. (Wednesday, June 21, 1797.) 

Married, last Tuesday morning, by the Rev. Dr. HoUingshead, 
Miss Rebecca Browne, of this city, to Mr. Michael Moore, of 
York county, in this state. (Thursday, June 22, 1797.) 



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Married, on monday, the I7th of April, by the Rev. Mr. Frost, 
capt. John Roberts, of Charleston, to Mrs. Sarah Philips. (Mon- 
day, June 26, 1797.) 

Married, on Sunday evening last, capt. John P. Sergeant, to 
Mrs. Rouple, widow of the late Mr. Daniel Rouple. (Wednesday, 
June 27, 1797.) 

Died, on Monday last, Mr. Henry Wagner, carpenter, of this 
city. (Friday, June 30, 1797.) 

Married, on Thursday evening, by the rev. Mr. HoUinshead, 
Mr. James Williams, to Miss Jane Hislop, both of this city. 
(Saturday, July 1, 1797.) 

Died, the 21st instant, aged 76 years. Col. Barnard Beekman, 
of the late continental regiment of artillery of this state. When 
Britain first attempted to domineer over America, he was one of 
her earliest patriots, and served in several provincial congresses, 
until his well known abihties in the science of artillery induced 
his countrymen to summon him to the field, where he served to 
the end of the war. His private virtues endeared him to numerous 
friends, and his acts of friendship and generousity will engrave 
his name deeply in the memory of the many who experienced them. 
(Tuesday, July 4, 1797.) 

Died, the first instant, at his plantation, on the Wateree, Adam 
Fowler Brisbane, esq. (Thursday, July 6, 1797.) 

Married, last Saturday evening, by the Rev. Dr. Purcell, 
Mr. Charles Carrere, planter, of Hispaniola, to the amiable Miss 
Eliza Rugg, daughter of Mr. John Rugg, merchant, of Philadel- 
phia, deceased. 

Died, at Parker's Ferry, on the 6th July inst. Mrs. Sarah Kaiefer, 
wife of Mr. John J. Kaiefer, aged 37 years. (Monday, July 10, 
1797.) 

Married, last Thursday evening, on Port Royal Island, Mr. 
Arthur Bryan, of this city, to Miss Helen Cumming, daughter of 
the late Mr. Andrew Cumming. 

Married, on Thursday evening last, by the rev. Thomas Adams, 
capt. Isaac Dubose, to the amiable Miss Catherine Dubose, both 
of the town of Camden. (Wednesday, April 12, 1797.) 

Died, on the 11th instant, Mr. John Sibben, a native of Germany 
aged 36 years, a resident of this city, and a man of very good 
principles, regretted by all those who had the pleasure of his ac- 
quaintance. (Friday, July 14, 1797.) 



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Married, on Sunday last, the 16th instant, by the rev. Dr. 
Gallaher, Minister of the Catholic Church, Mr. Joseph Claret, 
merchant confectioner, of this city, to Madame Cecile Duret. 
(Wednesday, July 19, 1797.) 

Married, on Tuesday evening last, by the rev. Dr. Purcell, 
Dr. Philip Neyle, to Miss Elizabeth Ford, second daughter of the 
late Tobias Ford, esq. of St. Bartholomew's parish. (Friday, 
July 21, 1797.) 

Married, on Thursday evening last, by the rev. Dr. Purcell, 
Mr. Nathaniel Jones, to Miss Jane Wilson, both of this city. 
(Saturday, July 22, 1797.) 

Married, on Wednesday the 5th instant, in the vicinity of 
Camden, by the Rev. Thomas Adams, Mr. John Flinn, aged 87 
(an old inhabitant of that place) to Mrs. Dorcas Minton, a young 
widow. 

Married, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Bishop Smith, 
Mr. Daniel Murray, to Miss Ann Elizabeth Tragey, both of this 
city. (Thursday, July 27, 1797.) 

Died, on Wednesday last, Mrs. Sarah North, wife of Mr. Edward 
North, merchant of this city. (Saturday, July 29, 1797.) 

Died, on Saturday morning, after a short indisposition. Miss 
Sarah Harleston, second daughter of the late Nicholas Harleston. 
(Monday, July 31, 1797.) 

Died, about three weeks ago, on his passage from Alicant to 
this port, Capt. Thomas Beamis, of the brig Eliza. 

Died, at sea, on the 10th of July, on his passage home from 
Norfolk, Capt. William Shroudy. (Tuesday, August 1, 1797.) 

Married, on Tuesday evening last, the 27th July, by the rev. 
Donald M'Leod, Mr. James Clark, Planter, of Edisto Island, to 
the amiable Miss Ann Scott Mikell, daughter of Mr. William 
Mikell, Planter, of said place. (Thursday, August 3, 1797.) 

Died, on Tuesday, the 1st. August, Mrs. Rhoda Bullock, much 
lamented by all who had her acquaintance, aged 44 years. (Fri- 
day, August 4, 1797.) 

Accounts were received yesterday from New-Port, Rhode-Island, 
of the death of Edward Darrell, esq. of this city. He died on the 
15th of July, the day of his arrival at that place. Having been 
in an ill state of health, he went to New-Port in hopes of receiving 
relief from that climate; but his disease had made too rapid a 



MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES 37 

progress to be arrested. In the death of this gentleman his 
country has lost a valuable citizen, his wife has to lament the loss 
of an affectionate husband, and his children a tender parent. 
(Saturday, August 5, 1797.) 

Yesterday afternoon, departed this life, after a long and afflict- 
ing illness marked with an examplary patience and resignation, of 
an incurable cancer, Mrs. Ann Lee, wife of Col. WilHam Lee, of 
this city. To her children and their surviving parent the loss is 
incalculably great; and while memory shall serve this office, they 
will deplore this most unhappy event, which has deprived them 
of all the virtues which characterised the affectionate mother and 
most affectionate wife. (Tuesday, August 8, 1797.) 

Died, suddenly, last Sunday morning, in this city, Edward 
Lightwood, esq; late merchant. (Tuesday, August 8, 1797.) 

Married, lately, near Coosawhatchie, Samuel Hay, esq. ordinary 
of Beaufort District, to the amiable Miss Kenney, daughter of the 
late Mr. John Kenney, planter of St. Luke's parish. (Thursday, 
August 10, 1797.) 

Died, on Thursday morning, Mr. Johannes Leindahl, of this 
city, lamented by all who knew him. (Saturday, August 12, 1797.) 

Married, on Saturday evening, the 5th instant, by the rev. 
Mr. Jenkins, Mr. George Brown, to the amiable Miss Ann Leibert, 
both of this city. 

Died, on Thursday evening last, in the 28th year of his age, 
after a few days illness, Mr. John Middleton Wallace, for several 
years past book-keeper to Messrs. William M'Clure & Co. of this 
city, merchants. (Monday, August 14, 1797.) 

Died, on Saturday last, Mr. Robert Waterston, a native of 
Scotland, but last from London. (Tuesday, August 15, 1797.) 

Died, in Jamaica, the 14th May last, Peter Prudent Boisgerard, 
Universal benevolence, and real philanthropy of heart, were the 
leading traits of his amiable character. 

Died, the 13th instant, in St. John's parish, after a short illness, 
Mrs. Catherine Broughton, relict of Nathaniel Broughton, esq. 
deceased. She was a sincere friend, a truly good woman, and is 
greatly lamented by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. 
(Wednesday, August 16, 1797.) 

Died, on Monday the 14th instant, Mr. James Brodie, after a 
few days illness. 



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[Verses on the death of P. P. Boisgerard.] (Thursday, August 
17, 1797.) 

Died, on Thursday evening, on Edisto Island, after a short 
iUness, Doctor William Calder, much regretted by all who knew 
him, and justly admired for his skill during ten years practice on 
said Island. (Saturday, August 19, 1797.) 

Married, on Friday last, by the Rev. Dr. Buist, Mr. Thomas 
Barron, to Mrs. Nelson, relict of James Nelson, esq. deceased. 

Departed this life, on the 14th inst. at Waccamaw, Capt. 
Charles Weston, in the 30th year of his age, much lamented by 
all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. 

Died, on Saturday last, at Sullivan's Island, Thomas Mid- 
dleton, esq. 

Died, on Saturday morning, after seven days illness, Mr. James 
Fitzpatrick (druggist) lately from Philadelphia, and a native of 
Limerick, in Ireland. The loss of this young man is truly un- 
fortunate for his employer, having found in him the strictest 
honor, integrity, and industry. 

On Thursday, the 17th instant, departed this life, after a few 
days illness, Mr. Hugh Fraser, an inspector of the customs of this 
city. ... He was a tender husband, and affectionate father, 
an industrious and a truly honest man. (Monday, August 21, 
1797.) 

Last Wednesday, departed this life, at Camden, the Rev. 
Thomas Adams, after a short, but severe illness. This gentleman 
was a native of Boston. His father was a preacher of the gospel 
at Roxbury, near Boston; the celebrated and Rev. Dr. Chauncy 
was his grandfather. 

Mr. Adams received his education, and was fitted for the service 
of the church, at Harvard college; he was ordained in Boston, to 
preach the gospel at Camden, where he had previously been invited 
to settle by the gentlemen of that place, and where he has con- 
tinued for several years, to the general satisfaction of the inhab- 
itants of that town, and the country at large. ... He has 
left an amiable wife and two small children. (Wednesday, August 
23, 1797.) 

Died, yesterday morning, after a short illness, Mr. Lewis Rogers 
aged 59 years. (Saturday, August 26, 1797). 



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Died, on Friday night last, Mrs. Young, wife of Mr. G. Young, 
after a long and painful sickness. . . . She was a virtuous 
good wife and mother. . . . (Monday, August 28, 1797.) 

Died, in the 29th year of his age, Thomas Odinsell Elliott, esq. 
much lamented by his numerous friends and relatives. (Tuesday, 
August 29, 1797.) 

Died, yesterday at noon, Cunningham Sample Ramsay, A.M., 
of the University of Pennsylvania, latterly a teacher of languages 
in the associated academy of this city; a young gentleman of the 
most amiable manners and promising talents, beloA^ed by his 
acquaintance, and highly esteemed by those parents whose children 
were under his tuition. (Wednesday, August 30, 1797.) 

Died, in Saint John's Parish, Berkley county, Gideon Kirke, 
for several years past, collector of taxes in the said parish. 

On the 29th instant departed this life, in the 19th year of his 
age, Mr. John Geiger jun. son of John Geiger, Planter, of the 
Congarees; a youth of an excellent disposition and promising 
talents. He was attacked with a violent spasm, which baffled all 
medical assistance, but the pains whereof he bore with great 
fortitude. His loss is much regretted by his friends in this city, 
and will be truly lamented by his relatives in the country. (Thurs- 
day, August 31, 1797.) , 

, {To he continued) 



WILLIAM HORT'S JOURNAL 

Copied by Mabel L. Webber 

BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS, ETC. 

O. S. 1749. January 14*^, William Hort son of Arthur & Eliz* 

Hort of the Isl^. of Barbados born. 

William Hort baptiz^. by the Rev^. Jno. Carter Rector of 

S* George's par'^. (South CaroHna). 
0. S. 175L April 3^ Alice Gibbes daughter of Robt. & Eliz*. 

Gibbes born in 4'. Ch Parish & baptized by the Rev*^ 

Levi Durand Rector of Christ Ch. Parish. 
N. S. 1772. Jany. 7, W°^ Hort married to y«. s*^. AHce Gibbes 

by the Rev^. Robert Smith Rector of St. Philips Cha*. 
' Town in presence of W"'. Gibbes & W"^. Hasall Gibbes, 

Sarah Rutledge widow & her daughter Sarah, Jn°. Rutledge 

6 his wife & dr. Martha Rog^ Smith & wife, And"^. 
Rutledge & wife — Hugh Rutledge & Mary Gadsdon. 

1774. March 4*^. W™. Haddrell Gibbes Hort (my son) born 
Friday morng, 10 o'Clock. 

April 18, W. H. G. Hort baptized by Rev^. Rob. Smith 

Rector of St. Philip's Ch«. Town. 
August 13, W. H. G. Hort died Sat^. Morng. 7.20 aged 5 

months 8 days 21 hrs. buried in St. Philip's Church Yard 

Ch». Town. 

1775. Septemb^. 9, Eliz*. Haddrell Hort (my daught'.) born in 
Jon*. Scott's house near Haddrells Point Christ Church 
Parish Saturday Afternoon 45 m after 2 o'Clock. 

Sep*. 26, E. H. Hort baptized by the ReV^. Hen^. Purcell 
Rector of Christ Church Parish. 
1779. February 28*^. William Culcheth Hort (my son) born 

7 o'clock, Sunday Morn^. in Fenwick's Tenem*. White 
Point Ch^ Town. 

March 2^. Baptized by the Rev^. Robert Smith Rector of 
S*. Philips Ch». Town. 
1781. Mrs. H. misc^. 

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WILLIAM HORT's JOURNAL 41 

1782. Aug*. 25, Robert Smith Hort born Sunday morn^. 1/4 
after 4 o'Clock & 

Aug. 29, baptized by the Rev^. Ja". Harrison Rector of S*. 
Bartholomews Parish. 

1783. October 18. EHzabeth Haddrell Hort my Daughter died 
at 1/4 past 2 o'Clock P.M. of ulcerated sore throat in 
Cha". Town & buried in S*. Philips Ch Y^. on Sunday 
7 A.M. - 8 yrs 1 m°. 9 d'. 

1784. Sept^ 4. Eliz*. Haddrell Hort (my second Daughter) 
born at half past 3 in the morning, Saturday in the N. W. 
corner House of Elliott Street & Bay Charleston. 

Oct. 30, baptized on Saturday by the Rev^. Robert Smith 
rector of St Philips. Sponsors are Peter Fayssoux, of 
Charleston, Capt. Josiah Hort & his wife Ann Hort of 
Liverpool. 

1785. Sepf. 1. Eliz*. Haddrell Hort my second Daughter died 

10 3/4 in the morning — in Mr. Milner's House S*. Philips 
Street [sic] second door on the West side & S°. wardly of 
Tradd Street. 

Sepf. 2. Buried in S^ Philips Church yard in the Same grave 
with her Sister my first daughter. 
1785. Sept^ 11. Sarah Rutledge Hort my 3^. daughter born 
at 10 1/4 P.M. in Mrs. Milner's house in Church Street 
Second Southwardly of Tradd Street. 

1785. Sept: 28, Sarah Rutledge Hort my 3^. daughter baptized 
by the Rev^. Robert Smith Rector of St. Philips, Charleston. 

; Sponsors, Mrs. Sarah Rutledge, Miss Sarah Rutledge, 
Mrs. Ann Hort in Liverpool — Capt. Josiah Hort of D°. & 
Doctor Peter Fayssoux. 

1786. Dec^ 9, Susanah Gibbes Hort my 4*''. daughter born at 

11 p.m. at Haddrell. 

1787. Mar. 21. Baptized by Rev^. Rob. Smith. Sponsors 
M". Charles Warham, M". W". Hasell Gibbes— M'. C. 
Warham, M^ W. H. Gibbes. 

1788. Sept^ 26, Mrs. Alice Hort quitted this life for an Heavenly 
abode at Seven in the evening at Haddrell. 

27*^. at 3 in the morning moved the Corpse to Charleston & 
at six in the Evening interred in St. Philips Church yard 
long side of a son & two daughters buried there. 



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1789. Dec. 7. Benjamin Simons Esq^. of S*. Thomas's & Christ 
Church Parishes — died at 7 o'Clock on Monday morning 
at the grove & on Wednesday, buried in the family burying 
ground at Pompion Hill Chapel in S*. Thomas's parish. 

1773. April 23, Catherine Simons daughter of Benjamin & 
Catherine Simons of S*. Thomas's parish, born in s^. pas^. 
at — in the morning. 

1790. March 23, W'". Hort & the afore ment^. Catherine Simons 
spinster, joined in wedlock at 8 in the Evening on Tuesday 
at the Grove on Sewee Bay in Christ Church Parish, by 
the Rev*^. Robert Smith — rector of S*. Philips in Charleston 
in ye presence of her Mother Cath'^. Simons, her Sisters 
Mary & Sarah Lydia Simons, her Uncles & Guardians 
Elias Ball & John Ball, her Guardian Edward Thomas — 
her Cousins Rebecca and Ann Jamieson — Mrs. Ann Smith 
wife of Rob. Smith — Eliz*. & Mary Thomas daughters of 
Edward Thomas — & Cath". Capers daughter of Gabl. 

■ Capers — the three last young ladies being brides maids. 

24th. Dined with us at the Grove — Mrs. Simons, Mary & 
Sarah Lydia Simons — Elias Ball — Edward Thomas Sz Eliz*. 
& Mary his daughters, Mrs. Smith, wife of Robert, Gab®. 
Capers & daughters Catherine Mary, Martha & Sarah, 
Rebeca & Ann Jamieson & Daniel Lesessne. 

1791. April 6, Wednesd^". Benjamin Simons Hort my first son 
by Catherine, born at 4 in the morning in the presence of 
M". Cath^ Simons, M". Catherine Evans, Eliz«. Darr. 

1792. Sunday April 1st. Benjamin Simons Hort my first son 
by my wife Catherine was baptized by Reverend Doct. 
Robert Smith. Sponsors are Elias Ball, John Ball, M". 
Catherine Simons, Miss Mary Simons, daughter of Ben- 
jamin & Catherine the four being present, likewise, Mrs. 
John Ball, Mrs. Eleanor Wilson, Mrs. Smith wife of the 
Rev*^. Docf. & her two sons Robert and William — also 
Mrs. Frost wife of Rev. Thomas Frost. 

1792. Friday Nov^ 16, Catherine Chicken Hort my first daughter 
by my wife Catherine born at 19 minutes past one in the 
morning of Friday the 16th of November 1792 in the 
presence of M". Simons (mother to my wife) Mrs. Bennett 
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WILLIAM HORT's JOURNAL 43 

midwife — in the Southern Tennement of Henry Laurens 
in So. be it Entry Ansonborough, Charleston. 

1793. Tuesday April 2d, Catherine Chicken Hort baptized by 
the Reverend Doct'. Rob*. Smith Rector of St. Philips 
in Charleston — Sponsors — M". Catherine Simons her grand 
Mother — Mrs. Hort, Miss Lydia Simons (her Aunt) W"". 
Cuech: Hort (her brother) and William Hort, present, 
Bernard, Sam®. & Charles Beekman, Miss Smith, niece of 
the Rev'^. R. Smith, & his two sons Robert & W"". Mason. 

1794. Jan^. 2^. Thursday, Elias Ball Hort my second son by 
my wife, Catherine was born 5 minutes past eleven o'Clock 
A.M. Present M". Cumings, M". Cath: Simons and 
M". Drummond — in Southern Tenement of Henry Laurens, 
So-be-it Entry, Ansonbo^. Charleston. 

Feb^. 16 — Sunday. The said Elias Ball Hort baptized by 
the Rev"^. Docf, Robert Smith, rector of St. Philips Charles- 
ton — Sponsors, Elias Ball, Jn**. Ball & his wife Ball 

& Mary Simons my wife's Sister — present I. Plall & wife, 
their son John, my sons William & Robert & daughters 
Sarah, Susan & Kitty — with Mrs. Hort & myself. 
1796. March 25, Friday, John Ball Hort my 3^. son by my wife 
Catherine, was born 20 minutes past 6 a.m. in the presence 
of M". Cumings, midwife & M". Ann Fayssoux, in the 
Southern tenement of Henry Laurens in So-be-it Entry, 
Ansonb^^. Charleston 

April 10, Sunday. The said John Ball Hort baptized by the 
Right Rev<^. Bishop Robert Smith. Sponsors John Ball, 
Elias Ball, M". Jane Ball, Sarah Lyd. Simons. Present — 
Mrs. C: Simons, John Ball & wife Mrs. Jane Ball, Elizabeth 
Bryan, Eliz*. Porcher, a son & daughter of Jas. Scott, 
myself, wife & children of y^ 1st marriage & 3 of the 2^. m'^^ 

1798. July 22^. Sunday, Edward Simons Thomas Hort my fourth 
son by my wife Catherine was born 45 minutes past 2 in 
the afternoon in presence of M""^. Perry, midwife & M". 
Ann Fayssoux, in the South", tenement of Henry Laurens, 
So-be-it Entry in Ansonborough, Charleston. 

1799. Jan^. 24, Edward Simons Thomas Hort, my 4*^ son by 
my wife Catherine was this day baptized at Simonsville 
by the Right Rev. Bishop Robert Smith in the presence of 



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K' M". Cath". Simons, Sarah Lydia Simons, Edward Thomas 
& his wife, John Bryan & his wife. Sponsors Edw"^. Thomas, 
& W. C. Hort by his proxy W: Hort — godmothers — M". 
Thomas & S: L: Simons. 

1800. May 7. Edward Simons Thomas Hort died at 8 min. 
past 9 in the Ev^. at the Grove, Seewee — and on the 8th 
interr'd in my family ground in the Cemetary of S*. Philips 
; nr. Charleston, the Service having been read over him in y® 
house of the late Alexander Alexander in S*. Philips Street 
[sic Church St.] by Rev^. Tho^ Frost. 

1800. Sept. 12, Friday. M" Catherine Hort my second wife 
died at 11-5 a.m. and on the day foll^. interred agreeably 
to her desire in writing & part verbal between 9 & 10 a.m. 
in a plain cofhn attended by myself & 2 eldest daughters & 
a few relations & friends specif^, by her in wrighting — 
burial Service in the House by Rev*^. R. Smith & laid by 
Son Edw:S:T: Hort. 

1806. March. Robert Smith Hort married to Sarah Mary 
Vaux, Spinster, daughter of W"". & Ann Vaux of ' — 



Parish, Waccam^ in Georgetown district by the Rev*^. 

1807. Sept. 21, Mary daughter of Robert S. Hort & his wife 

Sarah — was born at 2 o'clock A.M. and baptized the 13th 

of October by the Rev"*. James Dewar Simons, between 

12 & 1, and died in the afternoon of the same day — interred 

in the family ground of William Hort, in S*. Philips Church 

Yard on the following day. 
1809. July 21»t, William Haddrell Hort, son of Rob: Smith Hort 

& Sarah his wife, born this day & Baptized by the Rev. 

James Dewar Simons — the Sponsors, Sarah Hort, Benj: S: 

Hort & Doct^ John Trescot. 
1811. Nov. 25, Rob*. Smith Hort died on Monday morning the 

25*^. of Nov^ 1811, in Georgetown. 

[On a Slip in the Journal.] 

William Haddrell Hort Died 6*^. August 1817. 

William Culcheth Hort Died the 21»*. April 1818. 

Mary Elizabeth Hort, d*". of Benjamin & Mary died June, 

1823. 

Benjamin S. Hort Died Sept^ 8*^. 1825. 
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1763. June 18, W"^. Hort Sailed on Ship Sally, W"". Wardale 
Master from Barbadoes for Philadelphia. 

July 12, W™. Hort arrived in Philadelphia. 

Nov. 30, W°^. Hort left Philadelphia for New York. 

Dec. 12, W'^. Hort arrived in Phi^. from New York. 

1764. Aug. 27, W"^. Hort left Philadelphia for N. York. 

1765. July 29, W. Hort left N. York for Philadelphia. 
Sept. 28 arr^. N. York from Philadelphia. 

1768. Octob. 10, W". Hort to Hackinsack & Paramas in N. 
Jersey. 

1769. April 24, W°^. Hort left N. York for Maryl^. 

28th. arr^. Philadelphia; 29th. d«. New Town, Chester 
Maryland ; May 1 , arr^. Annapolis, 30th. left Ditto ; June 3d. 
arr^. Philadelphia; 19th. W. H. left Philad\ for N. York; 
20th arr^. at New York. 

1769. Sept^ 1, W^. Hort left New York for Philadelphia; 7th. 
W. Hort left Phil^ for N. York; Dec. 25, Friday 10 1/4 P.M. 

1770. Jany. 25, W"^. Hort sailed from N. York per Sloop, Charles 
Town, W"^. Whitten Master. Feb. 14, arrived in Charles 
Town South Carolina, letters of Recommendation & Intro- 
duction to Rev^. Rob. Smith — Benj. Smith — D. Horrey — 
Ben Huger— R. Roper— Is''. Motte— Messrs Stolt— N. Wil- 
liamson — R. Wells — C. Crouch — P. Valton — P. DeLancy 
&c. 

1770. Mar. 5. W. H. Comm^. with Campbell & Son. 

Sept. 5. W. Hort admitted Member of Charles Town 
Library Society & the same day Elected Librarian. 

1770. Nov. 23^. W. Hort taken ill with sore throat. 28*^. 
given over by the Physician. 

Dec^ 25th, Great fire on y« Bay in Charles Town. 

1771. Jan^. 1. W. Hort ent^. Copartnership w*^. W™. Gibbes. 
Feb. 4. W. Hort resigned Librar^. Ship. 

April 17. W. Hort w*^. W. Williamson from C. Town to 
Sav*^. River, May — , returned to Ch^ Town. 

1772. Jan^. W. H. Ent<^. M". Mathewes house in Church 
Street. 

Mar. 3. W. H. Ent^. Henry Lauren's house in Ansonb^. 
£450 per. 

April — . W. H. to Jacksonb8^\, Ashepoo, Combahee, 
Purysburgh to May River to seek for land. 



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May 15. W. H. sailed per Sloop Betsy Ed^^. Todd Master 
for the Island of Barbados. 

1772. July. W. Hort departed from Isl<^. Barbadoes in Sloop 
Betsy, Edw. Todd — passed by Antigua & Nevis, spent a 
day at Old Road in St. Kitts — sailed to S*. Eustatius & 
stayed all Sunday. Monday passed Sabe Isle & Somboreo. 
Arrived in Chas. Town S''. Carolina. 

Sep*. 15. A member of S°. Carolina Society. 
Nov. — . W. H. got the fever & Ague. 

1773. May, W. H. with Atwell & Fenwick, to resiirvey May River 
Land. 

June, W. H. with Atwell & Downes to find out & Resurvey 

Lands Winyah & Black River. 

July — , taken very ill with fever & Ague. 

1774. April 7*^. W. Hort entered the House of Edward Fen- 
wick on the bay @ £700, 25th, W. H. set off for Coosawahat: 
& Beaufort. 

May 7— ret^. to Charles Town. : ■ 

November 16, W. H. set off for Geo. Town via S*. Thomas's 

Parish. 

Dec. 3, ret"^. to Charles Town. " .. . . 

1775. Jany. Began Sett^. Haddrells point Land. 

March 1 — Commenced Rent of Joh^. Scotts house at 
Wandoe @ £300 p Ann. The Copartnership of Gibbes & 
Hort disolved by mutual Consent. 

April 5. Quitted Charles Town & moved my family to 
Wandoe X^. Ch. Parish to reside. 
■^ Octob^ 17 & 18. W. H. at Goose Creek. 

Nov'". 11. Hostihties commenced in Charles Town Harbor 
by the Tamer & Cherokee Sloops of War — 
13th. W. H. elected a vestry man of X^. Ch. Par^. 
Dec. 18. W. H. a Volunteer to Sullivans Island. 

1776. Feb^'. 17. W. H. & family to Johns Island to reside. 
May 13. Returned to Wandoe. 

May 30. W. FI. with Rob. Brailsford about May River 

Land. 

June 2. Alarm British fleet. 

June 28. British fleet defeated at Sulivan's Island. 

Aug. 27. W. H. taken very ill with Cholera Morbus. 



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1776. Sepf". 3d. W. H's recovery despaired of. 

Sept. 10. W. H. wrote to J. Rivers des*^. to speak w*^. 

him ab*. May River land. 

Oct. 14, W. H., wife & child very ill, obliged to move to 

Town for Assistance. 

Nov. 28. W. H. & family to reside Jno». Island* 

1777. Jany 14. W. H. Elected a member of assembly for Christ 
Church Parish & 20th. took my seat. 

Feby. W. H. Ent^. Tenement (on White Point) of Estate 
of Edward Fenwick's. 

May 30. W. Downes resurvey*^. Line next to J. Scott in 
presence of T. Doughty, P. Croft, J. Boone, A. Quelch, 
A. Dolton, T. Whitesides. 

31st. Resurveyed Lines next to J. Ash — present, A. 
Quelch, J. Boone, A. Bolton & T. Whitsides. 
1777. July 22. W. H. to Ponpon & Ashepov to Sale Est^ C. 
Gibbes— 20th. Ret^. to J. Island. 

Aug. W. H. Chosen Road Commis''. for St. Bartholomews 
Oct. 2. W. H. admitted a Member of Society for relief 
Clergyman's W. & Orphans. 

Nov. 22 & 23. W. H. & family set out for C. T. from Jn°. 
Island to Ponpon to reside. 

[The Society is indebted to Miss Isabell Desaussure of the use of 

this Diary.] 



PETITION OF CITIZENS OF ORANGEBURGH TOWNSHIP 
IN BEHALF OF REV. JOHN GIESSENDANNER, 1749 

In 1749 Rev. John Giessendanner, who had been a Dissenter 
minister in Orangeburgh Township theretofore, went to England 
in order to be ordained to the Episcopal ministry. In order to 
strengthen his case a petition in his behalf was presented to His 
Majesty's Council of South Carolina by citizens of Orangeburgh 
Township. A copy of this petition was made by William Back- 
shell, acting Secretary of the province, for Mr. Giessendanner to 
take with him. It bears evidence that Backshell was the poor 
copyist that Gov. Glen characterized him as on several occasions. 
This copy is now in Fulham Palace, London, and the following 
transcript thereof was procured therefrom by Mr. E. Alfred Jones, 
of London, for A. S. Salley, Jr. 

To his Excellency James Glen Esq"". Captain General Gov- 
ernor and Commander in Chief in and over his Majestys 
Province of South Carolina and to the Members of His 
Majestys Honourable Council. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of Orang'burgh Humbly Sheweth 

That your Petitioners have been now upwards of Eleven Years 
Inhabitants of this Province^ and increased to about ninety Famelys 
besides an agreeable Prospect of growing youth and under the 
expectation of Enjoying the same Priviledges and Imunitys in 
Society which their Fellow Subjects do Enjoy have at all time 
Willingly and ChearfuUy contributed their assistance toward the 
Support and preservation of the Goverment — 

That they hetherto have had the misfortune of being deprived 
of having a Parson Qualifyed by his Lordship the Bishop in order 
to be duly authorized to promote true Religion and Virtue among 
them — and to instruct their Younger ones in the Principles of their 
Christian Religion — 

That John Giessendanner hath these Nine Years Employ'd 
his time and Study to Officiate in the ministerial office and to 
Preach the Gospel to their great Satisfaction — 

^ This petition was evidently prepared several years before 1749, as many 
of the signers had been in the province over thirteen years and several even 
longer. (See Salley's History of Orangeburg County, Orangeburg, S. C, 1898.) 

48 



PETITION or CITIZENS OE ORANGEBURGH TOWNSHIP 49 

That the same is a man of Piety and Knowledge in the holy 
Scriptures and always behaved himself with Sobriety Honesty and 
Decency, Encouraging Virtue and reproving Vice — 

That Your Petitioners knowing his Merit and Commendable 
Character have unanimously consented to gather to give him a 
Vocation to the Ministerial Function among them — 

That one M^. Barth°. Zuberbuller having some years agone 
obtained a Vocation to this Township and met with favourable 
Assistance from the Goverment hath since his arrival from England 
in CaroHna not shewn his Person here but Engaged himself to the 
Service of the Coloney of Georgia very much to Your Petitioners 
disappointment — 

That the said John Gessendanner being now resolved by the 
leave of Providence with the approbation of Your Excellency and 
Honours and the Assistance of His Friends to Embark for London 
in Order to be duly quallified for that Purpose — 

Your Pet"', therefore humbly Pray Your Excellency and 
Honours to take their above Grievance into your serious 
Consideration and to be pleased to grant the said John 
Gessendanner such recomendation and Ratification of this our 
Vocation as Your Excellency and Honours will think requisite 
and Necessary for his better Succeeding in the Same 
And Your Petitioners as in Duty bound shall ever Pray &c^. &c*. 

Ulrick Roth . Peter Hottow 

Jacob Giessendanner Peter Larry 

Henry Letstine^ Casper Ott 

Michael Larry Martin Kichren 

Henry Stratemann Isaac Gottows^ 

Johannes Acker jun^ Hans Frydig 

Thomas P ickeridge Ulrick Brunner 

Geo. Geessendanner jun^. Joseph Huber 

W"'. Barrie . Peter Stehely 

John Peter Roth Gian Loi Wolf 

Peter Huber Philip Jennins 

Peter Nagely Gionnes Wolffy* 

Joseph Kry ters Johan Wolffy 

2 Whetstone. 

^Hottow, now spelled Hutto. 
*Wolfe. 



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Peter Hug --• 


Mich^ Chr Row 


Henry Hay n , , 


John Jennings 


Joseph Doramas 


Jacob Rumph ^ ^ 


Geo. Shooler jun'". 


John Wetstein 


Godens Jennins > 


Melchior Ott - 


John Balsieger 


Jacob Wolfy 


John Shaumloffel 


Hans Imdorff 


James Tilley ; 


Henry Rickenbacker 


Joseph Robinson 


Peter Maurer Jun'". 


Seth Hatcher 


Hans Jacob Strauman 


Benj. Pay ton 


Adam Frolich 


Rob. Carter 


Hen. Wurtzer 


David Rumph 


Hen. Snell 


Jacob Wannenmaker 


John Fritchman 


John Gieg'lman 


Heny. Felder 


Jacob Horger 


John Diedrick 


John Church will 


Hans Frydig Jun*". 


Jacob Giegelman 


Josep Grieffous 


Hans Jacob Myer 


Charles Stotton 


Jacob Tshudy 


John Harrisperger 


Martin Tshudy 


John Fairy .; 


Martin Egly 


Abra. Ussenhut^ 


Martin Sally^ 


Abraham Rumph 


Peter Grieffous 


And^. Inabnit 


Jacob Roth 


John Cleaton 


UlrickBaber 


John Huber 


Leo Claus 


Jn°. Valentine Yootsy^ 


Nich°. Yonn ■ , . - 


John Roth 


Adam Snell 


John Inabnitt ' 


Hen. Salley Jun^ 


Johannes Wolf 


Nich«. Shuler 


Francis Kiihnen 


John Chevillette 




John Amacker 


Hans Jacob Hessy 


Lewis Linder .; ^ 


Peter Moorer 


6 Salley. It will be observed that there were three of the na 


petition. Backshell copied one 


as it was written, but dropped the 


other two. 




6 Whissenhunt. 




^Utsey. 


' -"' ' -■ ". ;'< 



the 



PETITION OF CITIZENS OF ORANGEBURGH TOWNSHIP 51 

Jacob Kiihnen Hen^. Sally 

Barn^. Snell ' Francis Kuhnen 

Benj Stedham George Giessendanner 

Christ". Minnick John Nagely 

Jacob Ott Christian Roth 

Examin'd May 27, 1749 at y® Council Chamber in Charles 
Town So Carolina — a True Copy — 

W"'. Backshell P.S. 
Endorsed: Petition of the Inhabitants 

of Orangeburgh in S°. Carolina 
Datd. May27, 1749. 
The Township of Orangeburg 
1 South Carolina in Favo-ir of 

M^ John Giessendanner. 
13 Septem'": Answered to Gov*": Glen. 



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VOL. XXIV JULY-OCTOBER, 1923 No. 2 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS TO WILLIAM BELL 
OF PHILADELPHIA 

Copied by Mabel L. Webber 

{Continued from April) 

[In another handwriting] 

Charleston So Carolina 
^ ^ 9th Febry 1792. 

Dear Sir 

My last trouble to you is dated the 12th Janry & went by the 
Fame Capt. Vickery for Baltimore, it contained a Memorial to 
the House of Representatives on the report of the Secretary of 
War respecting my claim on the United States together with an 
Affidavit ascertaining the price of Rough Rice.^ 

A copy of my Said address with copy of the Memorial & Affi- 
davit were forwarded by Mr. Decker by the hands of a Friend of 
his who was to land in Virginia & travel directly to Philadelphia 
wherefore I hope & trust at least one set of those Papers have 
reached you before this day & that the Memorial will have the 
desired effect. 

It is exceedingly mortifying to me to be debarred of an Oppor- 
tunity of even yet transmitting William Cowles & Co's Accounts. 
After having received them from the Second Scrivener & Account- 
ant I put them into the hands of a third for making a careful 

1 Ten thousand bushels rice furnished the Continental troops in 1777. 
(Wallace Life of Henry Laurens, p. 427.) 

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examination & taking a fair Copy, from this Gentleman I expected 
to receive them on the 4th. Inst, but he now informs me they will 
not be finished before the 17th. this is truly vexatios — You will 
suppose our Scriveners are very Busy People. Some Years ago I 
could have finished the whole Business with my own hands in 
two days. 

With regard to Mr. Fisher's Accounts I have no new lights, I 
can only affirm to the Letter which I writ to the Young Fishers a 
Copy of which is in your hands excepting that in the consign- 
ments for which they Charge me there are no doubt some Out 
standing & some bad Debts of which I cannot be explicit, Before 
I see my former Clerk M'". Warley who transacted all that Business 
when I was in England. When I shall see him is uncertain he is 
at his plantation eighty miles off & probably will not return 
before the warm weather shall drive him to the City, therefore I 
must submit to whatever Arbitrators may determine there is no 
help for it — But I should think no Arbitrators fully considering 
all circumstances will allow them any Interest especially as I can 
fully prove that at the time they pretend a Balance was due by 
me I had many Thousand Pounds Sterling lying in England 
without Interest. I wish an end to all these affairs that there 
might be an end to the trouble which I give you. 

I now take in View your several kind favors the 14th. Sept, 1st. & 
21st. October, 10th. & 16th. Novemb. & 7th. December. 

The Governor wishes Mr. Simons would send him the glasses 
for his Carriage. Your young Friend has finally agreed upon but 
has not yet finished the Business I believe he will Shortly trouble 
you to send him a handsome Carriage. The Turnip Seed & Conk 
shell Buckles came Safe to hand so did the Mill Stones, Linseed 
Oil & Marble Slabs— Of the Wheat & Rye Capt. Walters kept 
back one Barrel of Wheat a great disappointment to me nor has 
he made any Satisfaction for it — I much want the Invoice of the 
Slabs in order to Settle Accounts with my Friend Mr. Sinkler. 
The explanation of the supposed error of £9 — is Satisfactory — 
Mr. Sinkler wants his Chimney Backs & Account. I tell him he 
must have patience tiU your Navigation opens — I am to thank 
M'^ Bell & yourself for your kind present of Beef, Beer & Apples 
which I received through Mr, Decker all very good But I am truly 
sorry you should be at so much trouble. 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 55 

Cowles & Go's Accounts although I have admitted every article 
to my debit will make a very different appearance from those 
which you sent me I think the Scriveners make Upwards of a 
Thousand Pounds Sterling Balance due to me that one charge of 
loss by Othogrote & Go's ought to be very fully proved before 
it is admitted. My Friend Gowles was a very honest Man but a 
very careless and confused Accountant. 

Mr. Fitzssimons's reason for not allowing Interest on Lieutenant 
Gol. Laurens's account would not be deemed fair or legal if given 
by one private Person to Another — But public Bodies will too 
often be Guilty of Acts which would disgrace a private Gharacter. 
— You will observe that You & I coincide in Opinion that Mr. 
Randolph should peruse my Memorial before it was laid before 
Gongress & it is my earnest & repeated desire that Gentleman 
should be liberally rewarded for all his trouble whether I shall 
recover anything from the Public or not — at the proper Season I 
shall be glad to receive the Bottled Beer which Mr. Decker was 
so good as to write for. 

I thank you for the statement of the Monies received on Ac- 
count of my Grand Daughter I shall be much obliged to you to 
send me Blank-forms of Powers for enabling you to receive the 
Interest due to her & to myself I kept no Gopies of the former 
Powers & I have really forgot what they were — Your Offices or 
Officers are very Gritical & I am afraid of making some Blunder. 

I think I have now gone through Your several obliging favors & 
will detain you no longer But to repeat my acknowledgement of 
Obligation to you my respectful Gompliments to Mrs. Bell & my 
best wishes for Yourself and your whole Family. 
With great affection I am 
Dear Sir, Your faithful 
friend & Obedient Servant 

Henry Laurens 

P. S. I enclose you the rules of our Gompany for opening an 
Inland Navigation which perhaps may be acceptable to some of 
your Friends. 

Mr. Fitssimons says "Others in similar Business had been paid 
in paper on which there was a heavy Depreciation" I believe I 
might dispute this fact and pi^ove the contrary. But I should be 
glad to know what paper there was to pay in, after the year 178L 



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In a word the Services which the young Minister rendered to the 
United States were very great and Universally acknowledged — 
But himself & those Services seem now to be forgotten. As to 
the demand not having been made in proper time the observation 
is Nugatory — Congress never had any Overplus money, they were, 
paying large Interest in France & in Holland. Besides much 
consideration ought to be had for the Orphan of a Zealos Faithful 
& highly useful Servant, deceased — who lost his Hfe in his countries 
cause. 
To Mr. William Bell, 

Having a smart attack by the Gout I have found it 

necessary to borrow a fair hand to write for me. 
Endorsed: Henry Laurens, Charleston 

9Feby. 1792. Received 

5 March Answered 7 D°. ^ 

Address: Mr. WilHam Bell 

Merchant In « 

Philadelphia ^ 

By the Deleware 
Capt. Art. 

Charleston So Carolina 17th Feby. 1792 
Dear Sir 

I writ to you very fully the 9th Inst, by Capt. Welsh Copy by 
Capt. Garman, both I believe are still in Port, this I intend by 
Capt. Art, probably tjiey will all sail at the same time. 

Mr. Thomas Nicholls whom you know, he speaks highly of 
your politeness to him in Philadelphia, has just brought me W^". 
Cowles & Co. Accounts which, as a friend he has been so kind as 
to Copy & examine after the second accountants account, in which 
he has found so many errors & after admitting to Cowles & Co's 
Credit every article which they have charged to me, except the 
loss by Oto Grote & Co & calculating Interest according to the 
EngUsh Custom, he makes a Balance of upwards of £2000 Sterling 
due to me. Over & above this Balance there is one article of 
£1096 which appears to be twice charged to my debit, if this 
shall really be so, the difference in my favor will be much increased; 
This £1096 is said to have been paid or passed to the Credit of 
Vanderhorst & Warley per order — I was in England Mr. Warley 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 57' 

was my Bookkeeper & Attorney the transaction must have been 
under his management & yet he has not passed any such Sum or 
Sums to the Credit of Cowles & Co. if they paid one or both, then 
Vanderhorst & Warley will fall so much in my debt, from this 
consideration as well as for making a State of outstanding or bad 
debts M'". NichoUs advises me to detain the Accounts until I 
can consult M'". Warley personally or by correspondence, I believe 
the former will be necessary as he must have access to my Books, 
nevertheless if you cannot obtain a reasonable time for that 
purpose I shall upon advice from you immediately transmit the 
Accounts as they are at present Stated & submit to what may 
happen. 

From nearly the same consideration there is a necessity for 
delaying the final settlement of M"". Fisher's Accounts, I wish the 
Gentlemen will consent to a reasonable farther delay — when you 
inform them I have lodged Money in your hands for paying any 
Balance which may be justly due I think they will not refuse, 
instead of drawing Money out of your hands I shall soon add to 
the Sum already there. 

I have twenty four Shares in the branch of the National Bank 
which is to be established in this City for special reasons I am 
disposed to sell them all, I hereby authorize you to make the Sale 
in Philadelphia or New York which Market you shall prefer, 
upon advice from you of such Sale or agreement for Sale I shall 
deliver the Script as it is called to the purchaser's friend here or 
transmit it to you, as this binds me, my Heirs & Executors I 
think the purchasers should pay you, down the Money. The 
Scrip may be said to be in his hand, but if Credit is required till 
the actual delivery the Sale should be to a very Safe & Secure 
Man, you will please to advise me what formahty will be necessary 
in the transfer, I have made first & second Payments I think, 
4800 Dollars but my Papers are at home in the Country. 

My respectful CompHments to Mrs. Bell & be assured 
I remain 

Your affectionate & Obliged 
humble Servant 

Henry Laurens. 



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Mr. William Bell. 
Endorsed: 

Charleston 17 Feby 92 

Received 2 March, 

Answered 7 D°. - 

[Henry Laurens Jr. to Wm. Bell] * 

Addressed: Mr. William Bell 
Merchant in 
Philadelphia. 

Charleston 23d:feb: 1792 
Dear Sir, 

I am in debt for your obliging favor dated in November last, & 
should have made an earlier acknowledgement, but was induced 
to procrastinate my intention from day to day 'till the present 
hoping to have had occasion of troubling you upon the Business 
which my father hinted in last address to you of the present 
Month. — But before I proceed to this, it is right to thank you for 
the transmission of the Conch-Shell buckles & the miniature 
Picture, both which arrived Safely to hand and in due course. 

My respected friend the Major has written to me & offered 
such reasons for not further insisting to repay him the cost of the 
Ring, that I cannot in any manner refuse being governed by them. 
— Respecting the buckles however my good Sir, you will pardon 
my insisting with you that as you have sent a Duplicate I should 
also pay double; it would be an ungenerous return indeed to 
burthen you with a charge which I ought to bear wholly myself. 
Let me not then I pray by a denial wear the appearance of want 
of generosity to you. — I wish to have put in hand for me immedi- 
ately upon Receipt of this Letter by the best Coach-builder in 
your City, a Coach, of which the following is. a Description. 

It must be large, capable of containing four persons conveniently. 
The Quarters open with fine Glasses & Venetian Spring Bhnds — 
two ample glasses before & behind, which also must have Blinds 
of the same sort. 

The Lining of fine white broad Cloth, with a neat false Lining. 

Large handsome globe Lamps. 

The Colour, coleiir de puce of the most splendid sort without 
any painted border or other ornament of that sort, but a plated 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 59 

moulding all around with Suitable Brackets, (which I think is the 
term for those parts which bind the Roof & the sides together.) — 

The Carriage part a perch (not crane-necked) & painted of a 
handsome bright yellow. 

The Box not too lofty & fixed upon a Boot of moderate size. — 

The Leather of the Boot & the Body Japanned, or varnished, 
I do not know which is the more proper term. — 

Two hammer Cloths one a very elegant one, the other plain 
for common use. — or, if you approve it, an oil cloth to cover the 
best hammer cloth in lieu of the plain one. 

The Carriage to be made as easy as possible & as light as is 
consistant with safety. 

Hung at that height that double steps would be sufficient to 
ascend it. — But let the steps be treble, for greater ease. 

A single L. upon each Door pannel as there will be no other 
ornament except this L, it should be made large & if you can 
have it executed in your City, enammeled so as to suit the Colors 
of the carriage. It must be of plate or plated & screwed on by 
small neat screws upon the center of the pannel. 

The fellows of the wheels broad. Something in the stile, if you 
recollect them, of my father's Uttle Phaeton. — The reason of this, 
the carriage rolls, having such wheels, over our Sandy Streets, & 
Sinks not so much into them. 

Harness for four horses, the Leaders to draw with Short braces. — 
This suitable to the Carriage. The Pads & BHnkers to be en- 
graved with a single L. which you know is the first letter of our 
family name. It should be well shaped & handsomely Cut. 

Employ the best Coach-builder on this occasion & let me intreat 
your friendly attention during the Building; It is for the Lady 
who has honored me by consenting to become at some future time, 
my wife. — I have delineated as nearly as I have been able the 
Carriage I wish to have. Perhaps I may committed Errors in 
terms, perhaps made some omissions, if it appears so to you, be 
kind enough to remedy them in your orders to the Builder & to 
understand me generally that I would have something very hand- 
some, elegant & rich without either tawdriness or flash, of the 
newest taste without any extravagance of the fashion. — The cost 
you will regulate, on this head I have only to say, without meaning 
to limit you in the Smallest Degree in your agreement, that I 



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certainly would be glad to have the work done on the best terms. 
The Amount of Cost you will please to place to my father's 
account. — 

I do not know who is the best Builder of Carriages in your City, 
I have heard of Simons & Hunter, the latter I beheve built a Coach 
for M''. Rutledge, but you will be able to find out who is at the 
head of his trade, & him I would have employed. — ^The Carriage 
I wish to see here, if possible, in the month of May & early in it. — 

You have shewn me many Acts of friendship but you can hardly 
shew me a greater at present than by bestowing particular Atten- 
tion to the Commission I now trouble you with. — Excuse the 
repetition of address to your friendship, I o^ught not indeed to 
doubt it & do not. — 

With respectful Compliments to Mrs. Bell I conclude & am 
Dear Sir 

Yours very truly 

Henry Laurens Jun"*. 

Respecting the Harness { 

I must add, I wish it made . . 

so as to admit of 
driving four in hand, or 
with a postihon on the 
leaders, which involves . 

the expence of a pad 

& Saddle, to be used . ~ • . ' ; 

at pleasure. — 

Mr. William Bell v ^ ■ 

Philadelphia. 
Please to turn over 

I shall be obliged to you to make Enquiries & inform me for how 
much Pennsylvania Currency, I can import into this Country a 
sett of handsome able Coach Horses, of the largest size say 16 
hands high, including all charges. — It is not improbable if you 
consent to take the trouble for me I may request your interference 
in this matter hereafter. 

Addressed: Mr. William Bell 

Merchant In , . ; 

Philadelphia 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 61 

Mepkin Plantation So Carolina 
13th March 1792 
Dear Sir, 

Enclosed you will find Copy of my last address to you under 
the 1 7^'^ Ult. by Capt. Art to which I beg leave to refer. Considering 
what weather we have had I think it necessary to trouble you with 
a duplicate. Being very desiros to Settle accounts with the 
Representatives of W°^. Cowles & Co. I have written to Mr. 
Warley to enquire whether he can recollect & explain the articles 
of £1096 mentioned in my last, when I receive his answer which 
will be in a few days I shall send forward the accounts without 
waiting for an investigation of outstanding & bad debts when he 
comes to Town in June — Arbitrators may insert a Salvo for those 
in the Award. 

When I was in Charleston last week I delivered M'". Decker a 
flour Barrel filled with ground nuts for Mrs. Bell he told me the 
Vessel by which they were to be sent would not Sail for a day or 
two otherwise I would have paid my respects to you immediately, 
but unluckily for me she Sail'd that very day, 

I have in my possession a number of Loan Ofiice receipts or 
Certificates amounting in the whole to 56854tVo. Dollars as by 
particular account on the other side will appear. I have been 
offered for these eighteen shillings in the Pound taken altogether, 
but I am informed I can get at least Pound for Pound at Phila- 
delphia or New York — if you can obtain so much or more at either 
place I hereby authorize you to sell them payable & deliverable 
any day between the 5th & 20th of April next & I bind my Heirs 
& Exors to confirm your bargin without delay or damage to you. 

I expect about £1000 St^. more of the same sort for James 
Lauren's Estate which may also be sold at the same time but con- 
ditionally not absolutely lest a disappointment should happen. 

Be pleased to send me by the very first opportunity one Cask 
20 or 25 Gallons Linseed Oil & about five Gallons of best Spirit 
of turpentine in Bottels or Jugs carefully packed. 

My Compliments & best Wishes to Mrs. Bell & all your family. 
With great Esteem & Regard 
I am dear Sir 

Your affectionate friend & Servant 

Henry Laurens. 



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Loan Office Certificates or Receipts referred to in above letter 
Vizt— 

17368tVo Dollars bearing 6 ^ Cent from 1st April 1792 
13026-1 " 3 ^ Cent ditto 
8684-8 Doll. 6 ^ Cent defered 
6203-63 Doll. Unfunded 

45281-98 on Account of Estate of James Laurens. 

446.52 Dollars 6 ^ Cent from 1«*. April 1792 
433.38 Do 3^ Cent d°. - 

223 . 26 d« 6 ^ Cent defered 



1103. 16 Dollars on Acct. of H. Laurens. 

958. 18 Dolls. 6 ^ Cent from 1»^ April 
3418.62 d° 3 

2279.8 d° 6 " defered 
1628.10 d° Unfunded 



8283 . 98 Dollars on Acct of Henry Laurens portion 
Perhaps these will not sell at the highest price because there 
are comparatively so few 6 ^ cent's let them be sold in proportion. 
The following in the Georgia Loan Office 

824.41 1/3 Dollars 6 ^ Ct from 1«* April 1792 
941.54 D« 3 ^ Ct d° 

420. 12 2/3 ditto 6 ^ Ct defered. 



2185 .8 Dollars on Acct H. Laurens 

45281-98 
1103-16 

8283-98 
2185- 8 



Total 56854-20 Dollars. The Purchaser to give the necessary 
direction for Transferring — the Sale of Henry Laurens to depend 
upon the Sale of his Shares in the Bank, if these are not sold he 
will want the 6 ^ Cents for the July Payment. If the Bank 
Stock is sold let all the above go. 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 63 

Mr. William Bell. 

Endorsed: Henry Laurens ■ , 

Charleston 13 March 1792 
Received 3 April 
Answered 5 April 

Addressed: Mr. William Bell 
Merchant In 
Philadelphia 

By the— 

Welch. 

Mepkin 6th. April 1792 
Dear Sir, 

My last to you was the 13th March by Capt Walters in which 
I requested you to sell for me 56854-20 Dollars in 6 p^'cents 3 p' 
cents &c provided you could obtain 20/. in the Pound round. I 
hope my letter has reached you & that you will be able to do the 
Business. 

I am now & have been for twelve days past lying in Bed under 
a most painful Malady the piles. I must nevertheless endeavour 
by the assistance of my Son to say something in reply to your 
very kind and obliging Letters of the 7*^. & 22^^. Ult". the latter 
signed by Mr. Joseph Bell which I received three Days ago. 

I very much thank M"". Randolph M"". Smith & yourself for 
your Endeavors to recover for me the Monies due to me by Con- 
gress. I hope you will Succeed. With respect to a fee to Mr. 
Randolph I shall take care of that when please God T am well, 
whether he obtains Justice or not. 

Capt. Walker has certainly behaved ver}^ ill with respect to 
the Wheat. I suspect that he spared it here to some friend of his. 

I wish you may finish selling the Script, the terms will be very 
agreeable to me. 

If I were in health 1 would now send you Cowles & Comp: Acct. 
in its present State, oltho' I am waiting to hear from M''. Warley 
to whom I writ above four weeks ago, for information on the article 
of £1096 Sterling supposed to have been a double Charge. My 
friend is very slack in his answer. — 

What you say with respect to returning my money & advancing 
money for me draws tears from my Eyes & I cannot speak properly 
to the Subject in my present condition. 



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Mr. Sinkler's marble Slabs were received in due time. I pre- 
sume my friend Mr. Decker will take care of the Hemp-seed for 
me. We must wait for the Chimney backs & the Beer. I am 
not able to say more at present but to repeat my Compliments & 
best wishes to M""^. Bell & your family & that I am with great 
affection & Esteem 
Dear Sir 

Your obliged & obed*. humble Servant 
for my father 

Henry Laurens Jun'". 
Endorsed: Henry Laurens 

Mepkin6 Ap. 1792 

Received 17 D^, - - 

[Henry Laurens Jr. to Wm. Bell] 

Addressed: Mr. Wilham Bell . 

Merchant In 
Philadelphia. 

Charleston 17 April 1792 
Dear Sir: 

I have to acknowledge the Receipt of your favor in answer to 
mxine to you written in last Month the Letters being not before 
m.e I cannot quote with accuracy their Dates. I thank for your 
early attention to my Request respecting the Carriage, it adds 
to the obhgations I am under to you & I rely upon your taking 
the trouble to inspect the work while it is in hand; at the same 
time that I wish it speedily I wish it well executed, & certainly 
prefer to have it arrive to me later & well done, than Soon & ill. — 

My father for more than three Weeks past has been confined 
to his Bed by a disorder v/hich tho' not dangerous, has given him 
much pain & prevented his attention to business — he desires me 
to say to you that he hopes by the next opportunity to the present, 
Capt. Art, to write to you fully, & will at the same time convey 
the Letters of Attorney executed in form in order that you may 
be enabled to comply with the Engagements you have entered 
into on his behalf. 

Our friend Decker thrives Apace he is a worthy honest indus- 
trious Man and deserves his Success. I suppose you know from 
himself particulars respecting his Rum Adventure, he has baulked 
many a Grog Drinker. . 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 65 

With usual & sincere Remembexance to M". Bell I conclude 
& am 

Dear Sir 

Yours truly 

Henry Laurens, Junr. 
will be so good as to enquire at the proper place whether I can 
procure from your City — Seed of the Ray Grass & when — What 
little I have of it is now in seed or rather going to seed. 
Endorsed: — Henry Laurens Jr. 

Charleston 17 April 1792 

[Same to Same.] 

Mepkin 25*'^ April 1792 
Dear Sir, 

Your obliging favor of the 7*^. Inst: is before me. I thank you 
sincerely for the particular & early attention which your friend- 
ship has prompted you to pay to the business now immediately 
intrusted to your inspection; I mean that of the Coach. You say 
that it is agreed for & in hand, but being silent as to the makers 
name I assure myself he is of repute & fully capable of the work 
he has contracted to perform. In matters of this Nature, fancy 
perhaps is the Chief thing to be gratified, I therefore request you 
will keep the Coach-maker Strictly to the description which I 
gave in my first Letter to you on this subject, adding if you please 
by way of General Rule to Guide him, that I wish the Execution 
to be in a neat & elegant Stile, of faithful Staunch workmanship & 
exempt from all manner of tawdry flashiness. — The price is large, 
but if he finishes the Carriage as he ought, I will pay him his 
thousand Dollars chearfully, & I would indeed rather consent to a 
larger Expence than be disappointed. 

I beg your pardon my good friend for writing french to you; 
I had entirely forgot that in our travels together we had only 
learned to speak Hollands — Coleur de puce in plain English is 
flea Colour; that Colour wherewith the Carriage is painted which 
you sent for Governor Pinckney; there are several tints of it. I 
wish my Carriage to have, as I think I mentioned before, one of 
the most brilUant. — The french Gentlemen whom you consulted 
differed indeed exceedingly in their translations, & in fact both 
were wrong, for a fly is neither flea nor mouse, & in colour is no 



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more like either than it is to a frog. But this to ourselves. — By 
applying to the Builder of Pinckney's Carriage, he may be able to 
furnish you with the colour; but I will endeavour for greater 
certainty, when I go to Charleston, to procure upon a Ribband, 
or painted on a Bit of paper, the precise Shade that I want, in 
which case you will receive it under this cover. — 

I shall be well satisfied to receive the Carriage the first Week 
in June, & rather at a later period than then unless it shall be 
perfectly finished & in fit order to put on Ship-board. 

Let me request your insisting upon the good quality & fashion 
of the Springs, for it some times happens that uneasy old fashioned 
& misshapen ones are used upon Carriages sent to this Country, 
& it would grieve me perhaps more than the thing is worth, that 
there should be any imperfections of this sort or of any other. 

I cannot keep repeating that I wish the Carriage hung at no 
preposterous height; I like well enough to be in fashion in all 
things & to a good degree, but the extravagance of it is what I 
always avoid & Should be ashamed to be guilty of. 

I shall make the two following additions with your leave to 
former Directions 

1st. Let the Springs be lofty & the Supporting Braces long in 
order to allow as much Swing as possible to the body of 
the Carriage. 

2d. The nuts of the Wheels boxed in order to conceal the 
Extremities of the Axle-trees & the filth of the Grease 
which in open Nuts is always oozing out. — 

These additions cannot I apprehend affect the price or give the 
work man increase of trouble — you will be so good as to attend 
to the making of the L, which you know is to be the Sole orna- 
ment upon the Door pannels, & see it touched off handsomely. — 
But for this I refer you to my Letter in february the 23^ Day or 
thereabouts. — 

I will make no repetition of apologies to you on this occasion, 
because you desire me not; but I am Sensible that I have really 
given & am now giving you much trouble about what, serious 
people would Call a trifle, or at very best a useful Vanity, I am 
not bound however to withhold my thanks nor to refain from 
saying that I am grateful for your attention & kindness & will 
use every opportunity of proving to you by Acts the sincerity of 
mv Words. , , 



LETTERS FROM HENRY LAURENS 67 

I beg you will present my best Respects to M". Bell & am with 
affectionate Esteem & Regard 
Dear Sir 

Your obed. humble Serv*. 

Henry Laurens Jun'. 
P. S. Charleston 1"*. May, 1792. 

In order to prevent any mistake respecting the color I have re- 
quested Major Jackson to call upon you 8i describe it — If there 
should be any doubt about the matter; please order the carriage 
to be painted of any dark fashionable Color by saying dark I mean 
not light Colors. 

Endorsed: Henry Laurens Junr. 

Mepkin 25 April & 1 May 
Received 11 May 1792 
Ans<i. May 25. 

[Same to Same] 

Charleston 30*^ April 1 792 
Dear Sir, 

Since writing to you the Letter under the same cover with this, 
I have received from my father the two following Paragraphs, 
which he desires me to communicate, 

"That he continues incapable of Business but is slowly getting 
'better .& hopes to be able to write to you in a week or ten Days; 
'he is Sorry you had not absolutely sold his Scripts. I was filling 
'up a Letter of Attorney to you for the transfer when your favor 
'by Capt. Burrows came to hand, in order that he might execute it. 
'He still Wishes that you could positively sell them upon good 
'terms, he hopes that the Disaster from poor Col: Duer's failure 
'(for whom he has a great regard) will be blown over before this 
'time." 

"He is glad you have given the handsome fees to M"". Randolph 
'& begs you will present his best Compliments to that Gentleman 
'& excuse him on account of his ill state of health for not immedi- 
'ately answering his late favour, which he will do as soon as he 
'is able. — He past thirty-three nights with little or no sleep, you 
'will conclude he has been in very great pain. — 



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You will please to consider the above lines as coming from my 
father, & in his name I Conclude & am 
With great Regard & Esteen 
Dear Sir, 

Your obed*. humble Servant 

Henry Laurens Jun'. 
Mr. WiUiam Bell , 

Philadelphia 

Endorsed: Henry Laurens Jun'. 

Charleston 30 April 1792 ; 

Received 11 May. Ans. 25 May 

[Same to Same] 
Adressed: Mr.WWlmm^tYi 

Merchant, . 

In Philadelphia 
By Capt. Burrows. 

Charleston Z^ May 1792. 
Dear Sir, 

I wrote to you under the 28*^. & 30*^. Ult°: the present address 
will serve to inclose a sample piece of Ribband (which after much 
Search I have happily found) of this same puce colour, that I have 
given you so much trouble about — yet it is not quite the thing, 
something like it however may do, observing rather to have it 
more resplendent than otherwise — as I have taken the liberty to 
ask my friend Jackson's interference, I request if he should Call 
upon you you will Communicate this. 

I am in haste hoping to save the opportunity by Capt. Burrows — 
Yours truly 



Henry Laurens Jun^. 



Ribband over leaf. 

Endorsed: Henry Laurens Jun"". 

Charleston 3 May 1792 
Rec^. 11 D°. Ans. May 25 

{To be contmued) 



MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES FROM THE CITY 

GAZETTE 

Copied by Jennie Heyward Register 

{Continued from April) 

Married, on Sunday evening last, by the Rev. Dr. Purcell, 
Mr. William Dowry, to Miss Sarah Radcliffe, both of this city. 
(Friday, Sept. 1, 1797) 

Married on the 21st of September, 1796, Mr. M. Mackay, to 
Miss Chisolm, daughter of Alexander Chisolm, esq. 

Died, on Friday morning, after a short but painful illness, Mr. 
Joseph Foulke, native of Philadelphia, aged 26 years; he is much 
lamented by all his friends and acquaintances. (Saturday, 
Sept. 2, 1797) 

Died, on Friday morning last, Mr. Peleg P. Hall, in the 25th 
year of his age, after a short but painful sickness, which he bore 
with uncommon fortitude and resignation; a gentleman of a mild 
and happy disposition, and one whom his friends and acquaintance 
can never think of but with respect. (Monday, Sept. 4, 1797) 

Died, on Saturday afternoon, the 2nd instant, after a few days 
illness, Mr. Walter Ewing, a native, and of a respectable family 
in Scotland. He was a young man whose upright conduct and 
cheerful disposition, reflected honor on his education, and evinced 
to the world his goodness. He possessed many amiable qualities, 
which endeared him to all when living, and now makes him deeply 
regretted. (Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1797) 

Died, at Georgetown on Friday last, in the bloom of life, and 
of a short illness, Mrs. Sarah Glover, wife of Moses Glover, esq. 
Of an amiable and friendly disposition, of gentle and unaffected 
manners, she was esteemed, and is much lamented by all who had 
the pleasure of her acquaintance. 

Died^ on Friday last, the 1st instant, at his plantation on the 
Wateree, Josiah Scott, esq. (Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1797) 

Died, on Thursday the 7th instant, Mr. John O'Niel, a native 
of Ireland; a worthy, pious man, and a very valuable mechanic. 

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He has left a widow and four children, who sensibly feel the loss 
of a good husband and tender parent. 

Died, on Tuesday last, in the bloom of life, after a short and 
painful illness, Mr. Richard Park Stobo, youngest son of the 
late Richard Park Stobo, of Willtown, deceased. (Saturday, 
Sept. 9, 1797) 

Died, at Parker's Ferry, St. Bartholomew's Parish, on the 8th 
instant, Mr. William Southall, in his 31st year. He is much 
lamented by his friends and acquaintances, as an upright, sober 
and honest man. (Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1797) 

Married, Tuesday evening last, by the Right. Rev. Bishop 
Smith, Mr. William Rutledge, merchant, to Miss Ann Coslett, 
both of this city. 

Died, yesterday morning, after a lingering illness, Mr. James 
Poyal, merchant, much lamented by all who had the pleasure of 
his acquaintance. 

Died, on Tuesday last, Mr. William Taylor, Book-binder, 
aged 25 years, a native of Scotland. (Thursday, Sept. 14th, 1797) 

Died, at Sullivan's Island on Friday last, Mr. John Baptiste 
Rosetti, miniature painter, much regretted by all his acquaintance. 
(Friday, Sept. 15th, 1797) 

Died, on Friday last, Mr. William Spencer Davis, a native of 
Boston, after a short illness. In the death of this amiable young 
gentleman, the community have lost a member, whose virtues, 
(equalled by few) shone conspicuous during the short residence 
he made in this transitory world, and known best by those who 
had the pleasure of his acquaintance. His relatives have this 
consolation — he met the will of Divine Providence v/ith that 
fortitude, resignation and philosophy characteristic of the scholar 
and the christian — gratitude was a great trait of his disposition, 
but to repay favours was a greater, and the golden rule, ''to do 
to others as you would they should do to you" was in him a prin- 
ciple strictly adhered to. (Monday, Sept. 18, 1797) 

Died on Tuesday the 12th instant. Miss Ann Wall, a native 
of Ireland, after a few days illness. She is much regretted by 
all her acquaintances, and particularly by a surviving and a loving 
sister. In the mind of this amiable young lady were to be found, 
dignity without pride, affabihty without meanness, and simple 
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Died, on Sunday evening, the 17th instant, Charles Beekman, 
only son of the late Col. Beekman, of tjiis city. This amiable 
youth had but a few weeks past attained the age of manhood, and 
was hurried out of this world after a very short illness; on the last 
day of which, sensible of his approaching dissolution he viewed 
the tyrant death with the calmness of a true Christian. To his 
disconsolate mother, this loss is irreparable; his virtue and endow- 
ments promised an ornament to his country; his engaging manners 
endeared him to all his acquaintance, but most so to his numerous 
and near relatives, who, while memory lasts, will lament his 
early fate. 

Died, on Saturday last^ at the house of Mr. Joseph Kay, Mr. 
John Goundrey, a native of, and lately from Yorkshire, Old 
England; a man universally esteemed by all who knew him. 

Died, yesterday, after a short illness, Mr. James King, merchant, 
a native of Dublin, lately from Philadelphia. 

We hear from Union County, Pinckney District, that on the 
29th of June last departed this Hfe, Major Cushman Edson, after 
a short illness. He was a native of Plardwick, in the county of 
Worcester (Massachusetts), but for many years a merchant in 
this state. He has left two orphans to the care of his mother 
and brother, now in this city. (Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1797) 

Died, on Monday last, after a short illness, the Rev. James 
King (of the Methcdist Church) a native of Virginia. He en- 
joyed religion about eleven years, and preached the Gospel with 
success near four years. Last year his labours were much blessed, 
and the people in the upper part of this state well know his worth 
as a minister. He preached in this city the last six months of 
his life, greatly to the satisfaction of his hearers; was much beloved 
by his brethern, and promised great usefulness in the church; a 
man of a sound judgment, good understanding, agreeable in his 
address, and of a great piety. He was resigned and happy in his 
last hours. But this bright sun is gone down at noon, while his 
happy spirit is gone to search the records of the city above, and 
his numerous friends are left to lament the loss of so promising 
a youth. 

Died, yesterday morning, Mr. John Orr, a native of Scotland, 
regretted by all his acquaintance. (Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 1797) 

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interred the following day at the Catholic Church, Donna Maria 
Creagh Murphy, wife of Don Diego Murphy, Consul of his Catholic 
Majesty in this city; a lady of an ancient and honorable family of 
Ireland, but still more respectable for her amiable virtues and 
endearing manners. She has left an afflicted husband, three 
infant children, and a numerous acquaintance, to regret the loss of 
an affectionate wife, a tender mother, and sincere friend. (Friday, 
Sept. 22, 1797) 

Died, at Camden, on Friday, the 22nd instant. Doctor James 
Martin; whose good nature, candour and honesty, endeared him 
to all his acquaintance. In life he was a good citizen, and in 
death, a man. (Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1797) 

Died, in St, Matthew's Parish, on the 22nd instant, Mrs. Mary 
Warley, wife of Mr. Paul Warley. In her dissolution, a dis- 
consolate husband mours the loss of an amiable companion, and 
her children an affectionate mother; the grief of those, and a crowd 
of weeping friends, speak most eloquently her eulogium, and tell 
the many virtues which died with her. If affability is agreeable, 
if sincerity is to be esteemed, if piety is a virtue, and if a strict 
discharge of all the duties which a state of humanity imposed 
upon her should make her remembrance dear to those with whom 
she was connected, they justly water the mansion of her rest with 
tears. In a word, if virtue claims a place with God, she is seated 
in glory. (Thursday, Sept. 28th, 1797) 

Died, on Wednesday last of a severe illness, which continued 
eleven days, and was borne with Christian patience and resigna- 
tion, Mrs. Abigail Barker, mother of Mr. Barker, merchant, of 
this city, and sister to the Rev. Dr. Rogers, professor of oratory 
in the University of Pennsylvania. This amiable lady possessed 
in an eminent degree, the moral social and relative virtues, to 
which she added unaffected and exalted piety. (Friday, Sept. 29, 
1797) 

Married, lately at Milfford, (Mass.) Mr. WiUiam Dabney, 
merchant, of this city, to Miss Hannah Jones. (Thursday, 
Oct. 5, 1797) 

Married, on Tuesday evening, Mr. Edward Lamb, merchant, 
to Miss Polly Muncreef , daughter of Mr. John Muncreef . (Friday 
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Married, on Thursday, the 5th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Hol- 
Ungshead, Mr. WiUiam Russell Gray, to Miss Ruth Ann Man, 
both of this city. 

Died, on Thursday last, at his house in this city, after a short 
indisposition, in the 55th year of his age, Isaac Huger, esq. late 
Brigadier General in the Army of the United States. 

Died, at Georgetown on the 4th instant, Jacob Weight Laborn, 
esq. Register of the Mesne Conveyances for the said district. 
(Saturday, Oct. 7, 1797) 

Married, yesterday evening, by the Right Rev. Bishop Smith, 
Frederick Rutledge, esq. to Miss Horry, only daughter of the late 
Daniel Horry, esq. (Thursday, Oct. 12, 1797) 

Married, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Frost, 
capt. Isaac Barre Hichborne, to Miss Catharine Mackhsh, eldest 
daughter of the late capt. Thomas Mackhsh, of this city. (Satur- 
day, Oct. 14, 1797) 

Died, at New York on the 29th ult. in the prime of life, Mr. 
David Murdoch, a native of Gallway in Scotland, who had been 
for some time past in a declining state of health. He was a young 
man in whose character honor, probity and rectitude of conduct 
were conspicuous traits, and whose agreeable manners, and cheer- 
fulness of disposition, at once rendered him amiable and engaging. 
His friends and acquaintances most sincerely regret this v/orthy 
young man's death. While in this world he led an upright and 
virtuous course, and with the fortitude and resignation of a 
Christian left this for a more glorious inheritance. (Tuesday, 
Oct. 17, 1797) 

Died, at Libby's Point, Christ Church Parish, on Monday, the 
16th instant. Royal Flint, esq., a native of the State of Massa- 
chusetts. In the late revolution congress appointed him deputy 
commissary general of purchases to the army, and at the close 
of the war he was again chosen by congress commissioner of 
accounts between the United States and the States of Massa- 
chusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island; in both these offices he 
executed the trust reposed in him with that ability and integrity 
as fully proved the justice of the choice. He was a man possessed 
of a truly benevolent and philanthropic heart, and of an enlight- 
ened understanding; and will be long and justly lamented by those 
who knew his worth. (Thursday, Oct. 19th, 1797) 



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Married, yesterday, by the Rev. Mr. Hollingshead, Mrjacob 
Ebney, to Miss Mary Russell, both of this city. (Friday, Oct. 20, 
1797) 

Married, on Thursday evening last, by the Right Reverend 
Bishop Smith, Major Thomas Pinckney to Mrs. Middleton, relict 
of the late John Middleton, esq. (Monday, Oct. 23, 1797) 

Died, on Monday evening, at his house in this city, capt. John 
Revell. (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1797) 

Married, yesterday, by the Rev. Abraham Azuby, Mr. Solomon 
Cohen, son of the late Mr. Isaac Cohen, of Charleston, to the 
amiable Miss Ella Moses Hart, niece of the late Mr. Philip Hart 
late of Hamburgh. (Thursday, Oct. 26, 1797) 

Married, last Thursday evening, by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, 
Mr. Charles Stone, to Miss Sarah Tucker, daughter of the late 
Mr. Edward Tucker. (Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 797) 

Married, lately, in Great Britain, Christopher Fuller, esq., of 
Fuller's Hall, South-Carolina, to Mrs. Colonel McDonald, second 
daughter of the late Wilham Innes, esq., of Sandside, in Caithness. 
(Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1797) 

Married, on Monday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, 
Elias Horry, esq., to the amiable and accomphshed Miss Harriet 
Vanderhorst, eldest daughter of col. Vanderhorst. (Wednesday, 
Nov. 1, 1797) 

The death of General Huger. Between the hours of twelve and 
one o'clock, on the morning of the sixth ultimo, and in the fifty- 
fourth year of his age, an apoplectic fit terminated the existence 
of the much beloved, and equally lamented Isaac Huger; who was 
possessed of a heart of unbounded benevolence, a temper easy and 
agreeable, manners polite and engaging, a strength of mind truly 
determined, with a degree of courage and bravery the most un- 
daunted when contending with dangers imminent and critical, and 
in situations difficult and trying; happy in the sincere and affec- 
tionate attachment of his friends, yet respected by those who in 
our late contest entertained sentiments immediately opposed to his 
opinions and to the cause to v/hich he had devoted his services. 
His talents as a soldier were highly esteemed, even at the early 
period of seventeen years, when he was nominated to a lieutenancy 
in a battalion raised in 1760, commanded by Thomas Middleton, 
esq. for the express purpose of protecting our then defenceless and 



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thinly settled inhabitants of the upper country, from the bar- 
barous and savage incursions of the Cherokee and other Indians. 
In 1775, the memorable juncture, when the demon of discord 
influenced the British nation with an overruling passion for 
dominion and lust of power, and ultimately excited the cabinet 
of St. James to attempt the unwarrantable and destructive plan 
to subdue by force of arms and mihtary array her peaceful and 
rising colonies, and war in consequence pervaded America's rights, 
he was, by the unanimous vote of his fellow-citizens, elected 
senior lieutenant-colonel in South Carolina, of the troops estab- 
lished by the provincial Congress; in 1776 he was appointed 
Colonel to the fifth regiment; and in 1778, promoted to the rank 
of Brigadier- General in the army of the United States; in which 
various and important stations, he had the honor and satisfaction 
to acquit himself with the universal applause and approbation of 
his country. (Thursday, November 2, 1797) 

Died, on Wednesday evening last, Jacob Jacobs, sen. aged 
56 years, a very respectable inhabitant and vendue master in this 
city, after a lingering and tedious indisposition, which he bore with 
manly firmness, leaving a number of relatives and friends to 
lament his loss. Of his integrity through life we may justly say, 
''A wit's a feather, and a chief's a rod 
An honest man's the noblest work. of God." 

Pope. 
(Friday, November 3, 1797) 

Married, on Thursday evening last, by the Right Rev. Bishop 
Smith, Mr. John Ball, to the amiable Miss Elizabeth St. John, 
both of this city. (Monday, November 6, 1797) 

Married, on Sunday night last, by the Rev. Mr. HoUingshead, 
capt. Josiah Crosby, to the amiable Miss Hannah Revell. (Tues- 
day, November 7, 1797) 

Died, on Friday last, on his way home to Pendleton County, 
Master Charles Miller, youngest son of John Miller, esq., of that 
county. His father entertained a wish to have raised him a 
Printer, under the care of the publishers of this paper; but having 
made him perhaps, too much the child of nature and of inde- 
pendence, he sickened at the appearance of artificial life, and 
sighed for his dear back woods. His father complied with his 
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dear relatives, and most esteemed young friends. On the second 
day of leaving Charleston, he was attacked v/ith a fatal disorder, 
which in seven days terminated his earthly existence. ("Wednes- 
day, November 8, 1797) 

Married, on Monday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Hollings- 
head, Isaac Holmes, esq. to Miss Eliza Baker, daughter of the late 
Richard Bohun Baker, esq. (Thursday, November 9, 1797) 

Died, on Thursday evening last, capt. George Halliday, late 
master of the brig. Hope, of this port. 

Died, yesterday, Mr. David Clarke. (Saturday, November 11, 
1797) 

Mrs. Wolstoncraft. — On Sunday morning, the 10th Sept. died 
in child-bed, Mrs. Godwin, the wife of Mr. William Godwin, of 
Somers-Town. She was well-known throughout Europe by her 
literary works, under her original name of Wolstoncraft, and 
particularly by her ''Vindication of the Rights of Woman." For 
affectionate manners, soundness of understanding, and of heart, 
she was, perhaps, never equalled. (Monday, November 13, 1797) 

Died, on the 29th ult. in the neighbourhood of the Four Holes, 
in the 73rd year of her age, Mrs. Catharine Elizabeth Carn, only 
sister of capt. Daniel Strobel, of this city; she was an inhabitant 
of that place about 45 years, during which time she had enjoyed 
an uncommon share of health. She was a kind parent, and friend 
to all mankind, and her death is much lamented by her numerous 
family, consisting of children, grand-children and great-grand- 
children, about ninety in number. 

Died, suddenly, at Augusta, Mr. Robert Brown, merchant, of 
Savannah. (Tuesday, November 14, 1797) 

Married, last evening by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, Sir John Nisbet, 
Baronet, to Miss Alston, daughter of Wilham Alston, esq. 

Died, on Sunday, the 12th instant, Mrs. Susannah Heathy, a 
native of this city, aged 107 years. (Thursday, Nov. 16, 1797) 

Married, on Thursday, by the Rev. Dr. HoUingshead, Mr. 
John Glen, to Miss Sarah Whittemore. (Saturday, Nov. 18, 
1797) 

Married, last Thursday, at Dorchester, by the Rev. Mr. Parker, 
Robert Simons, esq., to Miss Mary Horlbeck, daughter to the late 
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Died, at Beaufort, on the 11th of November, capt. William John 
Grayson, aged 37 years: a dutiful son, an affectionate husband, a 
kind father, a loving brother, a good friend, a merciful master, 
and sincere christian. ''Blessed are the dead, who die in the 
Lord; for they rest from their Labours." (Monday, Nov. 20, 
1797) 

Died, on Monday morning, Mr. Edward Christie, merchant, 
in the 28th year of his age, after a painful sickness of 14 weeks, 
which he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation. (Wednes- 
day, Nov. 22, 1797) 

Sunday, the 12th instant, died, of the wounds he received on 
the 10th, on his way to Washington district court, from four or 
five assassins in ambush, Robert Maxwell, esq. sheriff of that 
district. He has left a most excellent woman, but now a dis- 
consolate widow, (daughter of Gen. Anderson) with a large family 
of young children. Three suspected persons have been appre- 
hended, and pursuit was making after a fourth. (Saturday, 
Nov. 25, 1797) 

Married, on the 9th instant, in the neighbourhood of Phila- 
delphia, by the Rev. Bishop White, Charles Baring, esq., of the 
county of Devon, in England, to Mrs. Susan Heyward, widow of 
the late James Heyward, esq., of Charleston, South Carolina. 
(Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1797) 

Married, on Tuesday evening last, Mr. John Nowell, to Miss 
Mary Lord, daughter of John Lord, esq., deceased, both of this 
city. 

Died, at the house of Mr. Charles Banks, on the 28th instant, 
Mr. John Stead, aged 27 years, a native of Leeds in England; he 
arrived here in the Ehza, from London, a few weeks since. (Thurs- 
day, Nov. 30, 1797) 

Married, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, 
James Gadsden, esq., to Miss Rebecca Coachman, daughter of the 
late Benjamin Coachman, esq. (Saturady, Dec. 2, 1797) 

Died, yesterday morning, Mr. William Fair, Factor. (Monday, 
Dec. 4, 1797) 

Married, at Coosawhatchie, Beaufort District, on Thursday, 
the 23rd of November last, by the rev. James Gourlay, Mr. John 
Riley, merchant, of Jacksonborough, to Miss Frances Morgan- 
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Died, on the first instant, at his plantation on John's Island, 
Captain Nicholas James Mainville, a native of France, but a 
resident here ever since our revolutionary war, in which he ren- 
dered faithful and very important services to this country. On 
Sunday he was interred under a beautiful shade, which he had 
long before chosen for his place of rest. Though there was no 
affectionate relative to administer to him the balm of comfort in 
his last days, nor to grace his funeral obsequies, yet his grave 
was watered with the tears of those who knew his worth, and were 
grieved at the loss of so good a man. 

Capt. Mainville had a wife and daughter in France, (it is be- 
lieved at Havre-de-Grasse) who were living at the date of his 
last accounts. 

Died, on the 2nd instant, Mr. Wilham Fair, factor, aged 86 
years, a native of Scotland, and a resident in this city upwards 
of forty years, during which period he supported the character 
of an honest, upright man, which was the summit of his ambition. 
(Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1797) 

Married, on Monday evening, by the Rev. Doctor HoUingshead, 
Mr. Jeremiah Yates, merchant, to Miss EHza Yates, both of this 
City. 

Married, on Sunday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Faber, Mr. 
John J. Knifer, to Mrs. Mary Phillips, widow of the late Mr. 
John Phillips. (Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1797) 

Married, last evening, Mr. Francis Bonneau, to Mrs. Legare, 
widow of the late Mr. Samuel Legare, merchant, deceased, both 
of this city. 

Married, on Tuesday last, by the Right Rev. Bishop Smith, 
William Andrew Johnson, to Miss Anna Maria Pinckney, eldest 
daughter of the late Hopson Pinckney, esq. (Friday, Dec. 8, 
1797) 

Married, at Lisbon, Colonel Humphreys, Minister Plenipoten- 
tiary of the United States, to the Court of Spain, to Miss Bulkeley, 
of that city. (Monday, Dec. 11, 1797) 

Died, on the 4th instant, at the Euhaws, Mr. John George 
Mayer, merchant, of this city. (Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1797) 

Died, yesterday morning, at the poor house in this city, Mrs. 
Eve Lowry, aged 93. (Friday, Dec. 15, 1797) 



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Married, on Thursday, the 7th instant, at Young- Ville, Wac- 
camaw, by the Right Rev. Bishop Smith, Doctor James B. Read, 
to Miss Louisa Young, eldest daughter of Benjamin Young, esq. 
deceased. (Saturday, Dec. 16, 1797) 

Died, on Thursday last, after a lingering illness, Archibald 
Brown, esq. By his death an affectionate wife, and a larg«r tamily 
of children, are deprived of a tender husband and parent; his 
friends, of an agreeable companion; and his country, of a valuable 
citizen. (Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1797) 

On the 14th inst. and in the 46th year of his age, departed this 
life, infinitely lamented, Archibald Brown, esq. who was possessed 
of every virtue essential to happiness. As a husband, the most 
affectionate and attentive; as a parent, equally mild and tender; 
a kind and affectionate brother; and as a master, eminently hu- 
mane and indulgent. His affability of temper, liberality of senti- 
ments, and polite manners endeared him to his friends and ac- 
quaintances; in his intercourse with the world, candour and integ- 
rity formed his conduct; he lived to please and to be respected; 
and died the amiable death of being universally beloved, esteemed 
and regretted. (Thursday, Dec. 21, 1797) 

Died, in the 25th year of his age, at his seat on May River, on 
the 11th inst. David Dixon Stoll, esq. a member of the house of 
representatives of this state. The fortitude with w^hich this 
worthy man bore his last severe illness, of thirty days continuance, 
was truly admirable. Through every stage of the disease, his 
countenance and department were more than philosophically 
placid and serene. His life, luminous with virtue and piety, was 
succeeded by a peaceful and triumphant death, which he was fully 
persuaded would usher him into a glorious immortality. The 
deeply affected widow, his aged and venerable mother, and only 
sister, unitedly mourn their irreparable loss, of one who was 
inestimable as a husband, a son, a brother and a friend. The 
church, of which he was a most worthy and useful member and 
officer, laments the loss of one of her strongest pillars, and brightest 
ornaments. Indeed, v/ithout the least exaggeration, it may be 
averred, that the vicinity in which Mr. Stoll lived, the state, the 
legislature, the country, and the world, are much the poorer for 
the dissolution of this worthy and active member of society, this 
respectable citizen, this eminent Christian. (Saturday, Dec. 23, 
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Married, on Sunday evening last, Mr, James Elford, to Miss 
Margaret Gray. 

A letter received on Monday, from Savannah, brings the melan- 
choly tidings, of the death of capt. Jeremiah Dickinson, master 

of the schooner Neptune, of this port, in the Savannah trade. 
* * * * 

Died, lately at Providence, Rhode Island, in the 65th year of 
his age, Henry Ward, esq. secretary of that state, after having 
sustained that ofhce for nearly forty years. * * * (Wednes- 
day, Dec. 27, 1797) 

Died, yesterday morning, capt. Downham Newton. (Thurs- 
day, Dec. 28, 1797) 

{To he continued) 



WARING FAMILY 

Compiled by Joseph Ioor Waring 

Benjamin Waring the founder of the family in South Carolina, 
arrived in the Colony in 1683. Among the papers in the State 
Historian's Office is an order addressed to Stephen Bull, Surveyor 
General to ''cause to be admeasured and laid out seven hundred 
acres of land unto Benjamin Waring, it being due him for the 
arrival of himself, wife and child, and thirteen other persons 
whose names are recorded in the Secretary's Office the 11*^ day 
of May 1683." 

This land was upon the Ashley River near what is now called 
Slann's bridge. 

In 1711 a grant was made to Thomas Waring son of Benjamin 
and Elizabeth Waring of five hundred acres afterwards known as 
'Tine Hill." This property has since then been in possession of 
the family to the present day. Benjamin the immigrant seems 
to have been a man of some standing. He was a member of the 
Commons House in 1685 (M'Crady Vol. 1— Page 210). In 1693 
he was a member of the Assembly from Berkeley County and in 
1703 and 1711 Commissioner of Taxes for the north side of Ashley 
River. 

Thomas Waring, his son, was a member of His Majesty's 
Council having been appointed June 30*^ 1730. In 1739 at the 
time of his death he was still a member of this Council. In 1717 
he signed the petition to the King requesting him to take the 
management of the Colony out of the hands of the Proprietors. 
His brothers Benjamin and Richard also held public offices. 

There are several branches of this family in South Carolina all 
tracing their descent from Benjamin through his three sons 
Thomas, Benjamin and Richard. 

NO. 1 

1. Benjamin Waring and Elizabeth^ . [She died 

Oct. 1719— Beamor Bible]. He died before 10 Aug. 

^ This genealogy was compiled from records and family papers by J. I. 
Waring, with the assistance of D. E. Huger Smith. 

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1713. Record in State Historian's Office — Columbia, 
S. C. ''You are forth w*^ to cause to be Admeasured 
and Paid out unto Benjamin Waring, Seven Hundred 
and Sixty Acres of Land, it being Due him for the 
arrival of himself, Wife and one child, and thirteen 
other persons, whose names are recorded in the 
Secretary's Office the Uth day of May 1683. In 
some convenient place not yet laid out, or marked 
to be laid out, for any other person or use; observing 
the Lords Proprietors Instructions bearing date 
21st September, 1683, and a Certificate fully speci- 
fying the Scituate and bounds thereof. You are to 
Returne to us W*^^ all convenient speed & for y°^ 
soe Doing this shall be y'' Warrant, Dated the 
twenty-fifth Day of January 1684-5. 
To Stephen Bull Joseph Morton 

Survey'" Generall John Moore 

Arthur Middleton 

John Godfrye 

Note by A. S. Salley— "The figures— 1684-84 and the 
name Maurice Matthews has 
been scratched and 1684-5 and 
Stephen Bull inserted in the 
Document." 
Council Journals Page 93 

Dec. 1st 1693 — Whereas Major Benjamin Waring 
hath made it appear that he hath at his own charge 
and expense imported into the Province of Carolina 
14 Persons aged above sixteen years, to plant and 
inhabit in said Province viz. Benjamin Waring and 
EHzabeth his Wife, Philip Kneeler, Saml. Goodman, 
Hugh Carmichael, George Smarts, Allen Knights, 
Arthur Rooke, Richard Gribbe, John Aining, Thomas 
Browne, Wm. Chapman, Christo Sympson, Joanna 
Ayers, "registered in the Secretary's Office within 
14 days after their respective arrival, and you are 
to survey to said Benjamin Waring 700 Acres of 



WARING FAMILY 83 

land according to the Rules and Proportions ap- 
pointed by the Lords Proprieters Instructions for 
granting of Land bearing date the 6th day of 
February 1692 

Given 21st Dec. 1695 Thomas Smith To Stephen Bull 

Surveyor 

1685 — Twelve Members of Parliament refused to sub- 
scribe to the Fundamental Constitution, claiming 
that they had already done so in 1669. 

Major Benjamin Waring, one of them — (McCrady 
Vol. 1— Page 20) 

1691 — Benjamin Waring and Elizabeth his Wife 
witnesses Will of Holland Axtell. 

1693 — July 14th Warrant to Benjamin Waring 

1693 — Member of the Assembly from Berkeley 

1703 & 1711 — Major Benjamin Waring Commissioner 
of Taxes for North Side Ashley River. 

10 Aug. 1713 Elizabeth Waring of Berkely Co. Widow 
in consideration of £115 to Thomas Waring of same 
Province and County, Gentle"^^'^, sells negro and 
Indian slaves. 

Issue 

I. Peter (was living in 1704) (Book containing his 
autograph in possession of J. I. Waring) 

2. 11. Benjamin B— 1690— D— July 26—1739 (Beamor Bible) 

married Anne Smith B— 1695— D 1739 (Daughter 
Landgrave Thos Smith) 

3. III. Richard B 1696— D. Mch 10—1753 (Beamor Bible) 

Married July 24—1721 Florence Beamor (B Sep 13— 
1702— D Dec 12—1744 (Beamor Bible) 

4. IV. Thomas D. Feby 1—1740 (Beamor Bible) Married 

1st Anne Alexander. Married 2nd Elizabeth Slann 
(Widow of Peter Slann) 
V. Josiah D. Jany 30—1744 (Beamor Bible) 

Will Jany 13— 1744-45— Proved Feby 22—1744— 
Mentions Cosens Joseph, Sarah, Elizabeth & John, 
Children of Brother Richard, &c. 



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VI. Samuel. Schoolmaster's Diary Yeamans Hall (In 

Mrs. Poyas — Carolina in Ye Olden Time) " — Madam 
went to Mr. Sam Waring's" 

VII. Joseph D Jany 23—1729 (Beamor Bible) 

5. VIII. Edith Married Archar Smith 

NO. 2 

Benjamin (Benj. 1) 1690-1739— Married Anne Smith 
(1695-1739) daughter 2nd Landgrave Thomas Smith 

1711 — Commissioner of Taxes — 1720 Captain Benj. 
Waring, Member Commons House of Assembly — 
1726 Appraiser Estate of Elizabeth Izard — 1729 — 
Witnesses Will Thomas Smith — 1734 Commissioner 
of the Peace, Berkely Co. Trustee Dorchester Free 
School 1734 (McCrady Vol. 2— P 487) M. C. Office- 
Benjamin Waring of St. George, Dorchester to 
Thomas Hamilton 1/3 of 1100 Acres on Sandy 
Island Pee Dee, left by Will to his son-in-law Benj. 
Waring by Landgrave Smith. 

Issue : 

6. I. Benjamin B. 1723, D 1763 Married 1st Florence 

Morton Waring (Rich 2 Benj 1) 2nd Sarah Smith 
(Edith— Benj 1) 

7. 11. Thomas D 1764 Married Susannah Smith (Edith 

Benj 1) 

8. III. Josiah Married (Wife's name unknown) 

9. IV. George Married Sarah Lloyd 

V. Sarah (Sec 10) Married Richard Waring (Rich 2 

Benj 1) 
VI. Mary B 1731— D Dec. 18—1803 (Sec. 11) Married 
Joseph Waring (Rich 2 Benj 1) 

VII. Elizabeth Married Joseph Brailsford 

VIII. Anne Married James Postell (Gazette 1744) 

- V- ' - • NO. 3 ■ ;• " ■■■- . _. 

Richard (Benj 1) 1696-1753— Married July 24r-1721 
Florence Beamor (Daughter Colonel John Beamor 
and Florence Morton) . Justice of the Peace 



WARING FAMILY 85 

Berkeley County 1734. Will June 29—1750— 
Mentions — Sons Richard, John & Joseph — Brother 
Josiah — Grandsons Benjamin and Richard — dau^ 
Elizabeth and Mary 

Issue 

10. I. Richard B. March 10— 1722— D July 11—1756 (Bea- 

mor Bible) Married Sarah Waring (Benj 2 — Benj 1) 
daughter Benjamin Waring and Anne Smith 
II. Florence Morton B May 2—1724r-D Sep 10—1748 
(Beamor Bible) Married (See 6) Benjamin Waring 
(Benj 2 — Benj 1) Son of Benjamin Waring and 
Anne Smith. 

11. III. Joseph B Mch 30—1726 D. Sept 12—1761 (Beamor 

Bible) Married Mary Waring (Benj 2— Benj 1) 
daughter of Benjamin Waring and Anne Smith. 

IV. John B Apl. 2, 1728— D Jany 1729 (Beamor Bible) 

V. Sarah B 1730-D Nov. 20-1 749— Married El- 

Hott (Beamor Bible) "my daughter Sarah Elliott 
died Nov 21, 1749" Tombstone at Pine Hill "Mrs. 
^ ;.. Sarah Elliott Died Nov. 21, 1749" 

VI. Elizabeth B. Dec. 12— 1732— D May 2—1792 (Beamor 
(Bible) Married George Smith (Benj 1— Edith 2) 
Son of Edith Waring & Archar Smith. 

12. VII. John Beamor B Jany 11— 1734— D Feby 17—1796 

(Beamor Bible) 

1. Married July 8, 1756, Catharine Smith D. July 22— 

1769 (Beamor) 

2. Sept. 16— 1776— Charlotte (Mazyck) WilliamSon 

(Widow) D July 15—1777 (Beamor Bible) 

3. May 21— 1778— Elizabeth Mazyck D Feby. 2— 

1779 (Beamor Bible) 

4. Sept. 23—1779 Mary (Waring) Hamlin (Widow) 

(Thom 3— Benj 2— Benj 1) (Beamor Bible) 
VIII. Mary B. July 1— 1737— D May 22—1764 Married 
William Scott and had Issue 



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'-■ ' ': NO. 4 

Thomas (Benj 1) D Feby 1—1739 Married 1st Anne 
Alexander daughter of John Alexander and Anne 
Axtell 

June 28 — 1714 — Deed recites 'Thomas Waring, 
Gentle""*^ and Anne his Wife conveys to Joseph 
Boone &c John Alexander seized of lot in Charles- 
town and Plantation of 2198 Acres called Dowah 
Said John Alexander leaves 1/2 to his Wife Anne, 
now Wife of Joseph Boone and 1/2 to his daughter 
Anne, now Wife of Thomas Waring. 

1715-17 — Commissioner of Taxes for St. George's 
Parish 

1717 — Member of Commons House of Assembly 

1717 — Signs Petition to the King to take charge of the 
Colony (McCrady Vol 1— Page 571) 

1720 — In Governor Moore's Council 

1724 — Recommended as fit to be appointed to the 
Council 

1726 — Appraiser estate of Lady Axtell 

1730 — Appointed a Member of His Majesty's Honor- 
able Council in South Carolina (June 30) 

1734— Member of the Council (McCrady Vol 2— 
Page 107) 

1734 — Commissioner of the Peace (June 23) 

1734 — ^Trustee of the Free School at Dorchester 

1739 — Feby death recorded of Honorable Thomas 
Waring, Member of this Council (S. C. Gazette) 

Grant June 28*^ 1711 of 500 acres of land known as 
''Pine Hill" to Thomas Waring — also at same time 
500 acres called "Pinckney's Plains" to same. S. C. 
Hist. Mag. Vol. 15— Page 158. ("Pine Hill" is still 
in possession of his descendents. 1915.) 

Married 2nd Elizabeth Slann (Widow) Feby 25— 
1729 — Warrant to divide Whereas Elizabeth Waring 
late Widow of Peter Slann Plantation called Moore 
Town^ — She desires division between Self and her 
Son Andrew Slann not yet 21. 



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Issue 

1st. Wife Anne (Axtell) Alexander 

I. Anne Married Andrew Slann and had Issue 

M. C. Office 35 ''May 7—1751 Andrew Slann and Anne 
his Wife only daughter and heir at law of Anne 
Waring heretofore Wife of Honorable Thomas War- 
ing deceased &c. &c." 

Will of Mrs. Anne Boone late Widow of John Alex- 
ander, Oct 25th 1751 — My grandaughter Anne 
Slann. 

Will Mrs. Sarah Middle ton June 8th 1765 Mrs. Anne 
Slann Widow of Andrew Slann. 

2nd Wife Elizabeth Slann (Widow) 
13. I. Thomas D 1753— Married Mary [Baber?] (Widow) 

II. Joseph Unmarried 

Will Dec 1753— Proved Jany 11— 1754— My Brother 
Andrew Slann, Sister Sarah Moore — Brother Thomas 
and Sister Mary Waring Executors Andrew Slann 
and James Moore. 

III. Mary 

Will of Josiah Waring Jany 13— 1744r-45— Proved 
Feb 1744, Mary and Thomas, children of Cosen 
Thomas Waring Sr. 

IV. Sarah B 1754 Married James Moore (She was a 

posthumous child) mentioned in Mother's Will — 
and in letters Guardianship to Humphrey Somers. 

NO. 5 

' Edith (Benj 1) Married Archar Smith 

Issue 

I. Sarah Married (See 6) Benjamin Waring (Benj 2 
Benj 1) 

II. Susannah Married (See 7) 1st Thomas Waring (Benj 2 

Benj 1) 2nd Elijah Postell 

III. George Married Elizabeth Waring (Rich 2 Benj 1) 

Had issue 

IV. John 
V. Archar 

VI. Daniel 



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NO. 6 

Benjamin (Benj. 2 Benj. 1) B— 1723— D Jany 1763 
(Beamor) Married 1st. Florence Waring (Rich 2 
Benj 1) His Will July 20, 1759 Proved 1768, Exe- 
cutor my Brotherinlaw Joseph Waring (Rich 2 
Benj 1) Married 2nd Sarah Smith (Edith 2 Benj 1) 
; " Schoolniasters Diary at Yeamans Hall ''Married at 
the house of her Father, Mr. Archer Smith— ''Sally" 
to her first Cousin Ben Waring as his second Wife — " 

Will of Archar Smith my daughter Sarah Waring. Her 
Will Sept 16— 1788— "My daughter Mary— Son 
Thomas Waring Jr and grandaughter Florence 
Smith 

His tombstone is at "The Cypress." "Benjamin War- 
ing, Sr. Died Jany 12 — 1763 40 years 2 months." 

Issue: 1st Wife Florence Waring 

14. I. Benjamin married Anne Waring (Rich. 3 — Rich 2 

Benj 1) 
Issue: 2nd Wife Sarah Smith (Edith 2 Benj 1) 
II. Archar Unmarried— Will proved July 30th 1773 
Mother Sarah — Sisters Mary — Florence — Niece 
Dorothy — Brotherinlaw Thomas Waring — Brothers 
Thomas and Benjamin. 

15. III. Thomas Married 1st Mitchell 2nd Sarah (Pawley) 

LaBruce (Widow) 
IV. Mary Married (see 20) Thomas Waring (Thom 3 

Thos 2 Benj 1) 
V. Florence Married Archar Smith (S. C. Gazette 1776), 
and had issue. 

NO. 7 

Thomas (Benj 1 — Benj 2) married Susannah Smith 
(Edith 2 Benj 1) 

Will Jany 13— 1764r-Proved Jany 27, 1764— Wife 
Susannah, Son Thomas, daughters Mary and 
Edith — Fatherinlaw Archar Smith. Schoolmasters 
Diary "Yeamans Hall" Sept 17—1745 Came Ben 
Waring and on the 24th his Brother Thomas, and 
on the 26th they all went to Mr. Archar Smith's to 



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see his daughter "SuKey" (Susannah) and Tom 
Waring take each other for better or worse." 
Will of Susannah Postell (formerly wife Thomas 
Waring) Oct. 24— 1796— Proved Dec 16—1800— 
Daughters Anne — Mary — Edith and Son Thomas 
Waring, 

Issue 

16. I. Thomas B. 15 July 1755 Married 1st Martha Waring 

(Jos 3 Rich 2 Benj 1) m. 2d Sarah (Ladson) Fleming, 

Widow 

II. Mary Married (See 12) 1st Stephen Hamlin. No 

Issue. 2nd John Beamor Waring (and had issue) 

III. Edith Married (See 19) Morton Waring (Thos 3 

Thorn 2 Benj 1) 

IV. Anne. Unmarried. Executor to Will Sister Mary 

May 1818 
V. Richard 

NO. 8 

Josiah (Benj 1 — Benj 2) Married (Wife's name un- 
known) Jany 18 — 177? — Benjamin Waring to 
Thomas Hamilton (Conveyance) 

Will of Landgrave Smith to his son-in-law Benjamin 

' Waring and by him to his Son Josiah, sold now by 

power of Attorney from Elizabeth Drayton, heiress 

to said Josiah and her husband Stephen Drayton of 

Georgia. 

Issue 

I. Elizabeth Married Stephen Drayton 

Will of Joseph Waring — My Niece Elizabeth Drayton, 
daughter of my Brotherinlaw Josiah Jany 21 — 1760 

NO. 9 

George (Benj 1 — Benj 2) Married Sarah Lloyd July 
21 — 1745 — George Waring to John Morton — recites 
Grant 14 March 1704 — to Benjamin Waring father 
of said George — Said Benjamin Waring 3rd April 
1736 — Made Will and devised to said George — full 



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moiety of said lands at the Cypress. Will of Sarah 
Waring proved March 26 — 1756 — to Sons John 
Lloyd & George Waring plantation on Goose Creek 
lands on Combahee and Winyaw. 
I. John Lloyd Died Oct. 21st, 1769, Aged 21— S. C. 
Gazette 

II. George 

NO. 10 

Richard (Rich 2 Benj 1) Married Sarah Waring 
(Benj 2 Benj 1) daughter Benj Waring and Anne 
Smith _ 

Issue 

I. Richard Married 1st Anne Branford Mar. Nov. 20 — 
1768 (S. C. Gazette) 2nd Anne Ball Mar. Jany 27th 
1771. 
II. Anne Married (See 14) Banjamin Waring (Benj 2 
Benj 1) Son of Benj of Waring and Anne Smith 

III. Joseph 

IV. Sarah 

NO. 11 

Joseph (Rich 2 Benj 1) B. March 6—1726 (Beamor 
Bible) D Sept. 12—1761 Tombstone Pine Hill. 
Married Mary Waring (Benj 2 Benj 1) daughter 
Ben Waring and Anne Smith — His Will Jany 21 — 
1760 — Wife Mary — Son Joseph, daughters Mary 
and Elizabeth — Provides for unborn child — this was 
daughter Martha _ . ._ - 

Issue ' 

I. Florence B Nov 5—1749 D Oct. 12—1753 (Beamor 

Bible) 
11. Mary B. May 2, 1751 D. Jany 5—1752 (Beamor 
Bible) 

III. Joseph B. Jany 6, 1752 D. Oct. 9, 1753 (Beamor 

Bible) 

IV. Elizabeth B. Aug. 31, 1754r-D Sept 22—1799, Mar- 

ried Thomas Farr Gazette November 18, 1773 and 
had issue 



WARING FAMILY 91 

17. V. Joseph B Nov 18— 1756— D. Mch 17— 1818— Married 

Mary loor 
VI. Anne B Mch 18, 1758 D. Oct. 15, 1759 
VII. Sarah B Jany 6—1759, D. Sep 30, 1759 
VIII. Mary B 1760 D Aug 22—1777 (Beamor Bible) My 
niece Mary, daughter of Brother Joseph and Mary 
Waring, died at my house Aged 17 John Waring) 
IX. Martha B. Mch 28— 1762— D Ap 27, 1799 (Posthumous 
child) Married Thomas Waring (Thorn 3— Benj. 2 
— Benj 1) See Descendents 16 

NO. 12 

John Beamor (Rich 2 — Benj 1) Married 1st Catharine 
Smith Tombstone at Pine Hill — Married July 8 — 
1756 

Issue 

I. John Smith (B May 28—1757, D. Sept 20—1786 
(Beamor Bible) Married 1771 Anne Smith Daughter 
Henry Smith of Yeamans Hall B May 28-1757— 
D. Sept 20, 1786 (Beamor Bible) Married 1778— 
Hayne. 
II. Peter B. July 21—1759 (Beamor Bible) (Autograph in 
Possession of J. I. Waring) 

III. Richard Born Aug. 24, 1760, D. Feby 8, 1814 (Tomb- 

stone at Pine Hill) Unmarried, Physician 

IV. Benjamin Apl. 16, 1763— D. July 25, 1791, Unmarried 

(Beamor Bible) 
V. Amerentia Taylor B. Sept 13, 1765— D. July 25— 
1768 (Beamor Bible) and St. Philips Church Yard 
2nd Wife Charlotte (Mazyck) Williamson (Widow) 
married Sept. 16, 1770— D July 15—1777 D. 
VI. Mazyck Benjamin B. Dec. 21 177?— D. Jany 20 
1785 (Beamor Bible) 

18. VII. Daniel Mazyck B. Jany 30, 1773, Married Harriett 

Mazyck 
VIII. Elizabeth, B. Aug. 1774, Married George Parker and 
had issue. 



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IX. Anne B. Aug 14— 1776— D. Aug 15, 1777 (Beamor 
Bible) 
3rd Wife Elizabeth Mazyck. No Issue 
4th Wife Mary (Waring) Hamlin (Widow) (Thorn 3— 
Ben 2— Ben 1) Married Sept 23, 1779 
X. Edward B. Oct. 7, 1783— D. Oct. 15, 1788 (Beamor) 
XI. Benjamin 

NO. 13 ^ 

Thomas (Thom 2— Benj 1) Married Mary [Baber?] 
Widow His Will Nov 27— 1753— Wife Mary, Sons 
Thomas and Morton — daughter Mary — Executors 
Brothers Andrew Slann, Joseph Waring and Hum- 
phrey Somers Jany 29, 1762 — Letters of Guardian- 
ship issued to Humphrey Somers of Person and 
Estate of Thomas, Mary, Morton and Sarah Waring 
infant children of Thomas Waring. Will of Mrs. 
. Mary Waring, Sept. 3, 1761. "My daughter Sarah" 

Issue ., - ' 

19. I. Morton B. 1751 Married Edith Waring (Thos 3— 

Benj 2, Benj 1) 

20. II. Thomas eldest Son B. 174-, D. Mch. 17, 1824 Married 

Mary Waring (Benj 3— Benj 2— Benj 1) 

III. Sarah 

IV. Mary - r - " r"- 

^ ■ , NO. 14 ■'-■' "^ , 

Benjamin (Benj 3 — Benj 2 — Benj 1) Married Anne 

Waring (Rich 3— Rich 2— Benj 1) 
He established the first mill for extracting oil from 

cotton seed at Columbia, S. C, also a paper mill. 

Letters in possession of J. I. Waring mention the 

shipping of paper in rolls from this mill to Charleston 

by boat in 1806 
Member of Commons House of Assembly 1768 from 

Dorchester McCrady Vol— P 609 



WARING FAMILY 93 



Issue 



I. Benjamin married 1st Esther Marion Waring, (Thorn 4 
—Ben 3, Ben 2— Rich 2, Ben 1) 2nd Sarah (?) 
Goodwyn of Columbia and had issue 
II. Grace Married WiUiam Martin. He was killed in 
the Revolution at the siege of Augusta. She is 
mentioned in "Women of the Revolution" Dis- 
guised as men, she with her Sister-in-law captured a 
British Courier and delivered his despatches to the 
American Commander. 

III. George Unmarried killed by a fall from a horse. Was 

associated with his father in establishing the first 
cotton seed oil mill. Letters referring to this busi- 
ness in possession of J. I. Waring 

IV. John Morton Married 1st Miss Williamson 2nd Miss 

Cook 

NO. 15 

Thomas (Benj 3, Benj 2— Benj 1) Married 1st Miss 
Mitchell 

Issue 

I. Esther Marion married Benjamin Waring (Benj 4 — 

Ben 3— Ben 2— -Ben 1) 
II. Sarah B. 1785 D. June 15, 1882 (Obituary Notice) 
Married Charles Davis 

III. John Mitchell 2nd Wife Sarah (Pawley) LaBruce 

(Widow) 

IV. Elizabeth Mary 1797-1798 
V. Henry William 1798-1799 

VI. Harriet Emma B. Aug 17, 1800 Married Sammuel 

Smith 
VII. Ellen Emma B. Dec. 11, 1811 

NO. 202 

Thomas (Thom. 3— Thom 2— Benj 1) Married Mary 
Waring (Ben 3— Ben 2— Ben 1) B. 1742— D. Mch 
17— 1821— Tombstone at "Cypress" Naval Officer. 

2 Number out of sequence here see 16 after 19. 



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Deed Aug. 4 — 1765 — recites marriage contract of 
Mary Waring (daughter of Benjamin Waring then 
under age) to said Thomas Waring. Her tomb- 
stone '^at Cypress" "Mary Waring Consort of 
Thomas Waring Naval Officer, Charleston and 
daughter of Benj Waring Esq." 

Issue 

I. Juliet Lee B. Aug 19—1777 Dec. 24—1817 Married 
William Smith 

21. II. Edmund Thomas B. Dec 25, 1779, Married Freelove 

Sophia Malbone 

III. Amelia Dorothy Vanderhorst B Aug 25—1787 D 

May 23—1857 Married 

IV. James D. Mitchell and had issue 

V. Horatio Smith B. Nov 4— 1789— D. Mch 9, 1868 

Married Henrietta Higginbotham 
VI. Dorothy B 1768— D 1786 
Nine children died in Infancy 

NO. 17 

Joseph (Joseph 3 Rich 2 Benj 1) Married Mary loor 
B. Nov 8, 1756— D. March 7, 1814 Married 1778— 
(Hayne) 

Issue 

22. I. Wilham Richard B. July 4, 1787— D Jan 2, 1843. 

Married Anne Johnstone 
II. Martha B. Oct. 15, 1791, D 1874, Married (see 26) 
Joseph Hail Waring (Thos 4, Thos 3, Thos 2, 
Ben 1) 

23. III. Joseph loor B. Jan 20, 1795, D. Dec 18, 1852 Married 

1st Mary Ehza Perry 2nd Mary Lockwood 
IV. Amelia Eliza married 1820 John Townsend 
Eleven Children died in Infancy 

NO. 18 

Daniel Mazyck (John 3, Rich 2, Benj 1) Married 
Harriet Mazyck 



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Issue 

24. I. John Mazyck B. Apl 1796— D Aug. 15, 1826 (Beamor 

Bible) Married Anne Ball Scott 
II. Edward 
III. Harriet Married Brodie 

NO. 19 

Morton (Thomas 3, Thorn 2, Benj 1) Married Edith 
Waring (Thorn 3, Ben 2, Ben 1) B. Mch 28, 1751— 
Member of Constitutional Congress — 1788 from St. 
George S. C. Gazette Jany 1777 — Morton Waring 
of St. George to Edith Waring, Spinster. 

Issue 

25. I. Morton (Physician) Married Rebecca Hamilton 
11. Susan Married 1st. Stephen Mazyck \ -k j j 

2nd William A. Hayne J 

III. Mary Married James Wilson 

NO. 16^ 

Thomas (Thom 3, Benj 2, Benj 1) Married 1st Martha 
Waring (Jos 3, Rich 2, Ben 1) B July 15, 1775, 
2nd Sarah (Ladson) Fleming (Widow) 
; Member of Constitutional Convention from St. George 

1788 Gazette May 7, 1778— Thomas Waring to 
Miss Martha Waring daughter of the deceased 
Mr. Joseph Waring, Rice and cotton planter at 
"Pine Hill" (Letters in possession of J. I. Waring) 

Issue 

26. I. Joseph Hall B. Feby 18, 1784r-D. Dec 27—1841 Mar- 

ried Martha Waring (Jos 4, Jos 3, Rich 2, Ben 1) 

27. II. Daniel Jennings Married Constantia Wigfall 

28. III. Richard George B. Apl 12, 1785— D. March 11, 1819— 

Married Jane Ladson Farr daughter of Joseph Farr 
and Sarah Freer. 

IV. Elizabeth Married William A. Hayne (No Issue) 

V. Susan Mary Hamlin Married James Boone Had Issue 
VI. Thomas Killed by fall from a horse 

3 Number out of sequence, see No. 20 after 15. 



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NO. 21 

Edmund Thomas (Thom 4, Thom 3, Thom. 2, Ben 1) 
Married Freelove Sophia Malbone of Newport, R. I. 

Issue 

29. I. Francis Malbone B. June 8—1804 D. July 15, 1837, 

Married Lydia Jane Ball 

30. II. Thomas B. June 3, 1805 D. Nov 22, 1860 Married 

Lydia Catharine Ball 

III. Mary Juliet B. Oct. 30, 1806— D. July 15, 1837 

Unmarried 

IV. Edmund Thomas B. June 27, 1809— D. June 4, 1830 

Unmarried 
V. Catharine Sophia B. Feby 1808, D. May 1884 
VI. Amelia B. Feby 3, 1812, D. July 17, 1870 Married 
Elias Ball 

VII. Juhus Aloysius B. Aug. 13, 1813 D 

VIII. William Tweedy B. June 8, 1815 D. Dec. 26, 1840 
IX. Horatio Smith B. Feb. 16, 1820 D. Sept 7, 1840 

31. X. Theodore B. Mch 2, 1823, D. Nov. 2, 1891 Married 

Caroline Stoll 

NO. 22 

William Richard (Jos 4, Jos 3, Rich 2, Ben 1) Married 
Anne Johnston 

Issue 

32. I. WilHam Richard married 1st Sarah Guerard 2nd 

Maria Prentis 
2>d). II. James Johnstone married Mary B. Alston 

34. III. Joseph Frederick married Louisa Early 

35. IV. George Houstoun married Ella S. Howard 

V. Anne Mary married H. B. Trist Had issue 

NO. 23 

Joseph loor (Jos 4, Jos 3, Rich 2, Benj 1) Married 
1st Mary Ehza Perry (No Issue) 2nd Mary Lockwool 



Issue 



I. Martha died young 
II. Mary Joseph umd. 



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NO. 24 

John Mazyck (Daniel Mazyck 4, John 3, Rich 2, 
Ben 1) Married Ann Ball Scott 

Issue 
I. Harriet 
II. Daniel Mazyck 

III. Richard Scott 

IV. Elizabeth Smith Married Thomas B. Miles, Had issue 

NO. 25 

Morton (Morton 4, Thos 3, Thos 2, Ben 1) Married 
Rebecca Hamilton 
I. Rebecca Unmarried 
II. Susan Mary married Thomas Ladson Webb Had issue 

III. Paul Hamilton married Sarah Glover Had issue 

IV. Morton Married Ann Rhodes Had issue 

V. Archibald Married Hannah Pawley Had issue 
VI. Mary Married Thomas Whaley Had issue 

NO. 26 

Joseph Hall (Thom 4, Thom 3, Benj. 2, Ben 1) Mar- 
ried Martha Waring (Jos 4, Jos 3, Rich 2, Ben 1) 

I Issue 

I. Cornelia CaroHna Married William loor No issue B. 
Nov 26— 1813— D. June 19, 1854 
36. II. Joseph Hall Married 1st Lucia Lockwood No issue 

B Aug 16—1823 D 2nd Rosa Schulz 

Eleven other Children died in Infancy 

NO. 27 

Daniel Jennings (Thos 4, Thos 3, Benj. 2, Benj 1) 
Married Constantia Wigfall 
I. Harriet married Samuel Mortimer Had issue 
II. Thomas married Harriet Mauger No issue 

III. Sarah Eliza married James Perry Had issue 

IV. Jane Ladson married Charles Hanckel Had issue 

V. Richard 

VI. Daniel Jennings 



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NO. 28 

Richard George (Thos 4r— Thos 3— Benj. 2— Ben 1) 
Married Jane Ladson Farr 

Issue 

I. Sarah Freer B. Oct. 16, 1816 D Married 1st Jere- 
miah Miles Had issue 2nd Benjamin Perry Had issue 
37. II. Thomas Richard B. Jan 3, 1819— D. Sep 6, 1871 
Married Anna Drayton Perry 

NO. 29 

Francis Malbone (Edmund Thomas 5, Thos 4, Thos 3, 
Tho. 2— Ben 1) Married Lydia Jane Ball 
I. John Ball Married Elizabeth Harleston Had issue 
11. Ann Simons Married Lewis Simons Had issue 

III. Edward Thomas 

IV. Francis Malbone - 

NO. 30 

, ' Thomas (Edmund Thomas 5, Thom 4, Thos 3, Tho. 2, 
Ben 1) Married Lydia Catharine Ball • 
I. Edmund Thomas 
II. Martha Caroline 

III. William Edward 

IV. Lydia Catherine - " : 
V. Sophia 

VI. Thomas Malbone Married Frances C. Simons Had 

issue , - ^, -. 

VII. Caroline Angelina 
VIIL John Ball ' - 

IX. Susan Ball 
X. Francis Honeyman 
XL Edmund Alphonso 
XII. Canny Lucilla , 

NO. 31 

Theodore D (Edmund Thomas 5, Thos 4, Thos 3, 
Thos 3, Thos. 2, Benj 1) Married Caroline Stoll 
I. James Price Married Emma Hazelhurst 



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NO. 32 

William Richard (William Richard 5, Joseph 4, 
Joseph 3, Rich 2, Ben 1) Married 1st Sarah Guerard 

■ Issue 

I. Emily Married St. Julien DeCaradiic, Had issue 
II. Anne Marion married Rev. Stephen Prentiss, Had issue 

III. Louis Guerard 

IV. William Richard 
V. Godin Guerard 

2nd Wife Maria Prentiss 
VI. Charles 
VII. Maria 

NO. 2)Z 

James Johnstone Md. (Wm. Rich 5, Jos 4, Jos 3, 
Rich 2, Ben 1) Married Mary B. Alston 

Issue 

I. Anne Johnstone married Antonio Gorgoza~Had issue 
II. Mary Helen 

III. Thomas Pinckney M.D. married Martha Backus — 

Had issue 

IV. Pinckney Alston married Lily Ellis 

V. James Johnstone 
VI. Minna 

NO. 34 

Joseph Frederick (Wm Rich 5 — Jos 4 — ^Jos 3 — Rich 2, 
Benj 1) Married Louisa Early 



Issue 



I. Charles 

IL Walter Fritz 

III. Mary 

IV. Helen 



NO. 35 



George Houstoun (Wm Rich 5, Jos 4, Jos 3, Rich 2, 
Benj 1) married Ella S. Howard 



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Issue " - , 
I. William Richard : 

II. Susan 

III. Frederick Howard 

IV. Jane Howard married Joseph R. Robson Had issue 

V. Mary Johnstone 

VI. Ella Howard married Roger N. Burnham 

VII. George Houstoun married Evangeline Hendrix Had 
issue 

NO. 36 

Joseph Hall (Jos Hall 5, Thos 4, Thos 3, Ben. 2, 
Benj 1) Married 1st Lucia Lockwood Had no issue 
2nd Rosa Schulz . . 

Issue ■■■ -J ' 

I. Joseph Hall dead 
II. Cornelia Caroline 

III. Lionel Chalmers married Mary White — Had issue 

IV. Thomas Richard married Mary Thompson Had issue 
V. Hampton Schulz 

Five other Children died in Infancy 

NO. 37 

Thomas Richard (Richard George 5, Thos 4, Thos 3, 
Thos 3, Benj. 2, Benj 1) Married Anna Drayton 
Perry 

Issue 

I. William Hayne married Esther Simons Dawson — Had 

issue 
II. Jane Ladson Married John Lawrence Ancrum Md. 

III. Richard George Died Sept 3, 1863 In the service of 

the Confederacy 

IV. Susan Hayne d. y. 
V. Eliza Carroll d. umd. 

VI. Edward Perry married Anna T. Waties Had issue 

VII. Sarah Freer d. y. 
VIIL Joseph Hall d. y. 

IX. Anna Perry umd. ' - 

X. Thomas Richard d. y. - 

XL Clarence Cochrane married Anne Murry De Zeng 
XII. Joseph loor married Emma Thomson Taber — Issue 



ABSTRACTS OF RECORDS OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN 
THE COURT OF ORDINARY, 1764-1771 

Compiled by Mabel L. Webber 
(Continued from October, 1922) 

Citation to Sarah McPherson to administer on estate of Thomas 
McPherson late of St. Marks Parish planter, as nearest of Kin. 
2d. Jan. 1767. 

Citation to Ann January, of St. Marks Parish to administer on 
estate of WilHam January late of same place as nearest of Kin. 
2d. Jan. 1767. 

Citation to John Garvey and Martha his wife to administer on 
estate of Edward Meredith late of St. Helena parish as nearest 
of Kin. 5th February 1767. 

Citation to John Garvey of St. Helena & Martha his wife to 
administer on Estate of Mary Spoode late of Said parish as nearest 
of Kin. 5 Febry 1767. 

Citation to Joseph TurnbuU of Long Cane to administer on 
estate of James TurnbuU late of same place as nearest of Kin. 
5 Febry. 1767. 

Wilm. Harden enters caveat against Letters of administration 
being granted to Saml. Waddingham on estate of Nathaniel 
Pryne late of St. Bartholomew parish. 6: Feb: 1767. 

To Mr. Will'" Harden 
at 
the Horseshoe 
Sir/I shall not give myself any more troble a bout the Admini- 
stration so Prosced as you think Proper. I am Sir your Humble 
Ser*. 

Samuel Waddingham. 
[Original note pasted in the book] 
101 



102 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 

Citation to Moses Darquier of St. Bartholomews parish to 
administer on estate of James Whitehead late of same place as 
greatest creditor. Febry. 7, 1767. 

Citation to Barbara Weston to administer estate of William 
Weston late of Prince Georges parish planter as nearest of Kin. 
10th February 1767. 

Citation to John M'^Dougal of Prince Georges parish to ad- 
minister estate of Thomas Punch late of same place as greatest 
creditor. 11 Febry, 1767. 

Citation to James M-^Kelvie & Robert M'^Kelvie of St. Johns 
parish to administer estate of William M°Kelvie late of same 
place as nearest of Kin. 17th. Febry 1767. 

Citation to John Werner of St. Andrews parish to administer 
on estate of Mathias Werner late of Johns Island as nearest of 
Kin. 18th. Febry 1767. 

Citation to Edward Shubrick Tanner & Mary Ann his wife, to 

admr. estate of Cath'n. late of St. Georges parish (a Free 

negro) [Sic] as nearest of kin. Feby 19th. 1767. 

Citation to Jam^ M'Claneehen & Rob^ M'Harvey to adm^ 
on estate of Oliver M'Harvey late of St. Marks parish as next of 
Kin. Mar. 6th. 1767. 

Citation to Cath^. Little to administer estate of William Little 
planter late of Craven County, his widow. Mar. 6th. 1767. 

Citation to Charles Brown and William Russell both (Sic) of 
Prince Williams parish to administer estate of James Swarney 
late of Said parish planter, as greatest creditors. March 13th, 
1767 

Citation to Mary Fulton & Brockinton, W". Thompson Sen^. & 
Saml. Nesmith to administer on estate of Dav'^. Fulton late of 
Prince Fred'^. parish planter, as next of Kin. March 18, 1767. 



RECORD OF COURT OF ORDINARY 103 

Citation to Archibald, William & James Stanyarne to administer 
on estate of Joseph Stanyarne Jun^. late of St Pauls parish, Col- 
leton County as next of Kin. March 19, 1767. 

Citation to Jno. Swint to admr. on estate of Adam Sheakel late 
of Georgia, butcher, as greatest cred'". to be read in parish Church 
of St. Michaels. March 19th, 1767. 

Citation to James Lynah of St. Marks parish to administer on 
estate of James Allen late of same place as greatest creditor. 
26 March 1767. 

Citation to Samuel Riley to administer on estate of John Riley 
late of St. Pauls parish planter as nearest of kin. 27th March 1767. 

Citation to Thomas Mitchell of Prince George parish Winyaw, 
to administer on estate of Catherine Pyat late of said parish as 
nearest of kin. 30th March 1767. 

Thomas Ferguson enters a Caveat against the proving any 
supposed will of Joseph Spry deceased until he shall in Ordinaiy 
be heard concerning the same. 2d. April 1767. 

Citation to Mary Ann Heape to administer on Estate of Jona- 
than Heape late of St Andrews parish as nearest of kin. 3d. April 
1767. 

Citation to Katherine Willett of St. Mich'": parish to administer 
on the estate of Samuel Willett late of same place deceased as 
nearest of kin. 4th April 1767. 

Citation to Mary Willkye of St. Mich'^• parish to administer on 
estate of James Willkye of same place as nearest of kin. 4th, 
April, 1767. 

Citation to Hector Allison to administer on estate of George 
StaJEford late of Prince Fredericks parish. 6th April 1767. 

Citation to Christiana Giles of Prince W""". parish to administer 
on estate of John Giles late of same place as nearest of kin. 6th 
April, 1767. 



104 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 

Izard Nelson [sic, the first name is probably Jared] had citation 
to administer on estate of .Samuel Nelson late of St. Johns parish 
Berkley County as nearest of kin. 7th. April, 1767. 

James Bulloch Esq. enters a Caveat against any writing pur- 
porting to be a will of EUz^. Singleton being proved till he is heard 
before his Excellency the Gov"", ag^* it by his Proctor, J. Rutledge. 
Ap. 8—1767. 

Nathaniel Hunt of St. Marks parish Craven County had cita- 
tion granted him to administer on estate of James Nivie late of 
same place planter, 14 — April, 1767. 

Citation to Samuel Wragg of Prince George parish Winyaw, 
to administer on estate of John Keen Sen'', late of same place 
as greatest creditor. 13th. April 1767. 

Citation granted to John & Charles Cogdell of Prince George 
parish Winyaw to administer on estate of John Keen Jun'". late 
of same place deceased. 18th April, 1767. 

Citation to Susanah Evans to adm"". estate of Alex"". Evans late 
of St. Andrews parish, his widow & next of kin. Apr 26, 1767. 

Citation to George Atkinson of Prince Georges parish planter 
to administer on estate of Catherine Pyatt late of same place as 
nearest of Kin. 

Citation to Charles Bedingfield of Prince George parish to 
administer estate of Mary Murfee late of same place as nearest 
Kin. 

Citation to Alexander Robertson of Little River to administer 
on estate of Alex*". Robertson of same place deceased as nearest 
of Kin. 5th May, 1767. 

Citation to Sarah Odom of Prince Frederick parish to administer 
on estate of Isaac Odom late of same place. 



RECORD OF COURT OF ORDINARY 105 

Citation to George Gaulphin of Silver Bluff to administer on the 
estate of Daniel Kelley late of same place as greatest Creditor. 

Citation to John Clunie & Charles Browne to administer on 
estate of Samuel Nash late of St. Barth^. parish planter, as greatest 
Creditor. 22 May, 1767. 

Citation to William Mawhenney of Ch'.Town to administer on 
estate of Andrew M'Cartney late of Prince WiUiam parish planter. 
22 May 1767. 

Citation to James Christie of St. Pauls parish to administer 
on estate of Jean Christie late of same place as nearest of Kin. 
21st. May 1767. 

James Christie enters a Caveat against the proving any sup- 
posed will of Mary Christie late of St. Pauls parish, until he be 
heard. 25th May, 1767. 

June 19 in the Court of Ordinary. This Caviate is postponed 
till the Exors. appear to prove the will & Qualify. 

Citation to Hannah Cath''. Hyle to Admr. Estate of Jacob 
Hyle late of Craven County. 29th [May] 1767. 

Citation to Sanders Walker to administer estate of Moses 
Sinquefield late of Colleton County as nearest of kin. 2d. June 
1767. 

Citation to Henrietta Fitzgerard (sic) of St. Peters parish 
widow to administer on estate of John Fitzgerald (sic) late of 
same place as nearest of kin. 2d. June 1767. 

Citation to Elizabeth Pagett to administer estate of Henry 
Pagett late of St. Helena parish planter as next of kin. 5 June 
1767. 

Catherine Spry enters Caveat Ag*. letters of administration 
with the will annexed De Boni Non or otherwise being granted 



106 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 

any person of the estate of Royal Spry deceased, until she be 
heard by her Proc*^ Thomas Bee. 4th. June 1767. 

In the Court of Ordinary 19th June 1767, Postponed till the 
3d. day of July. . 

Citation to Elizabeth Horn of CharlesTown Sole Trader to 
administer on the Estate of William Sterland late of St. Pauls 
parish planter as greatest creditor. 12th June, 1767. 

Citation to James Christie to administer on estate of Dr. James 
Christie late of St. Pauls parish in so far the same was unadmin- 
istered by Mary Christie deceased. 

Citation Granted to Thomas Cowen of St. Helena parish to 
administer on Estate of James Stevens as nearest of kin. 

Philotheos Chiffell in behalf of Henrietta Belton enters a 
Caveate against any pretended will of Jonathan Belton late of 
Purysburgh being admitted to be proved until she shall by her 
self or Counsell be heard. June 17^^. 1767. 

The above caveat withdrawn this 31 July, 1767. Philotheos 
Chiffel. 

Citation to Hugh Thompson of St. Barth. Parish to administer 
of the estate of John Penny late of said Parish planter as next of 
kin with will annexed. June 19*^. 1767. 

Citation granted to James Sharp to adm'. on estate of W"^. 
Drain late of CharlesTown Ma"^ as greatest cred^ June 19*^. 
1767. 

Citation to Mary MagdaHn Gruber to administer estate of 
Philip Grouber (sic) late of St. Philips parish as next of kin. 
June 19, 1767. 

Citation granted to Isaac Rivers of James Island to adm^. on 
the estate of Danl. Stent late of said place as greatest creditor. 
June 27, 1767. 



RECORD or COURT OF ORDINARY 107 

Citation to Alex*". White of CharlesTown to administer on 
estate of George Spender late of said Parish mar", as greatest 
creditor. July 2d, 1767. ' 

Citation to W™. Moore of Craven County to adm'. on estate of 
Fran". Dickenson late of said County planter as next of Kin. 
July 3d: 1767. 

Citation to Copeland Stiles to admr. on the estate of Ann 
Garden Stiles late of London in England as next of kin, to be 
read in the parish Church of St. Philips & returned Certified. 
July 4th 1757^ 

Citation to Peter Coustiel to admr. on estate of Jno. Barton 
late of St. Barth°. parish planter as greatest Cred^ July 6, 1767. 

Citation to Richard Davis of St. Johns parish to administer on 
estate of Peter Pearce of same place planter as nearest of kin. 
8th. July, 1767. 

Citation to John WilHamson of Pine Tree Hill to admr. on 
estate of Samuel Wright of St. Marks parish as principal Legatee 
with will annexed. 

Ann Rufe to administer on estate of Leonard Rufe [or Russe] 
late of Congaree planter as nearest of kin. 14*^ July 1767. 

John Plowman to administer on the estate of John Plowman 
late of Congaree as nearest of kin. 14 July 1767. 

Citation to Benjamin Waring of St. Philips parish to administer 
on the estate of Sarah Waring late of St. James parish Goose- 
Creek as nearest of kin with will annexed. 14 July, 1767. 

Catherine Spry enters Caveat ag'*. Henry Spry's qualifying as 
Ex^ to the last will of Royal Spry (he having renounced the said 
Executorship) until she be heard by her Proctor Thos. Bee. 14 
July 1767. 



108 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 

Citation to George Waighter of Congaree to administer on estate 
of John Reape late of same place as next of kin. 17 July 1767. 

Citation to W™. Hull of Prince George Parish to administer on 
the estate of Moses Millegan of said parish as greatest creditor. 
21 July, 1767. -?- - ,: . : 

Eleanor Graves enters a Caveat against the Probate of the will 
of Leonard Graves till she is heard before the Gov"^. in the Court 
of Ordinary. 31 July 1767. 

Citation to Margaret Elsinore of St. Michael Parish to admin- 
ister on the estate of James Elsinore of said parish as nearest of 
kin. 1st August 1767. 

Citation to Elizabeth Story of St. Helena parish widow to 
administer on estate of John Story late of sd. parish as next of kin. 

Citation to Patrick Blain of Bush River to administer on the 
estate of Dunlan Moon late of Prince William parish. 12 Aug. 
1767. 

Citation to Abram Bishop of St. Johns parish to administer on 
the estate of James Mead late of same place as nearest of kin. 

13 August 1767. ' 

Citation to Henry Stuart of Beaufort to administer on the 
estate of Henry Reynolds late of St. Helena parish as greatest 
Creditor. 13 Aug. 1767. 

Odeon St. John of Congaree had citation granted him to admin- 
ister on estate of Thomas Letch late of same place Carpenter as 
greatest creditor. 14th Aug. 1767. 

Citation to Robert Goodwyn of Congaree to administer on the 
estate of George Read late of same place as greatest creditor. 

14 Aug. 1767. 

Citation to Jacob Myers to administer on estate of George 
Weaver late of Orangeburgh Township as nearest of kin. 14 
August 1767. 



RECORD OF COURT OF ORDINARY 109 

Citation to Catherine Backhouse to administer on the estate 
of Benjamin Backhouse late of St. PhiHps parish Tavern keeper 
as nearest of kin. 14 August 1767. 

Citation to Daniel Evans of Edisto Island to administer on the 
estate of Mary Evans late of St. Andrews parish as nearest of 
Kin. MAuff. 1767. 



In the Court of Ordinary 
17*h. Aug*. 1767 

On a business of Citation issued at the Instance of Michael 
Lamay and Patience his wife citing James Commander and 
Jehu Walker acting Executors of will of Burtinhead Boutwell 
deceased to appear in court and Show Cause if any they could, 
why they should not be adjudged — sentenced and decreed to pay 
the said Michael Lamay and Patience his wife, pursuant to the 
will of the said Burtinhead Boutwell a reasonable sum for her 
maintenance and that of her three Children, Joan, Ann and 
Joseph, and also the personal Legacies bequeathed to her by the 
said will. The said parties severally attending, the said James 
Commander and Jehu Walker undertook and agreed to pay and 
allow unto the said Patience Lam^ay the sum of Four hundred 
pounds Currency for the maintenance of herself and the said three 
Children for one year to commence from the first day of January 
last, at half yearly payments which was accordingly accepted of 
by the said Michael Lamay and Patience his wife. 

And it was there upon Ordered by the Court by the Consent of 
both parties and their proctors, after hearing Mr. Rutledge on 
behalf of the Actors and Mess°^. Leigh and Pinckney on behalf 
of the Defendants, that the said sum of Four hundred pounds be 
paid to the said Michael Lamay and Patience his wife by the said 
Defendants from the first day of January last at half yearly pay- 
ments — and that at the expiration of the said year the said James 
Commander and Jehu Walker do make a Return of their Admin- 
istration of the Estate of the said Burtinhead Boutwell deceased; 
and that the said sum be paid in manner aforesaid until the further 
Orders of this Court. 



110 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 

Citation to Peter Gibbins of Prince Fredericks parish to admin- 
ister on the estate of Peter Robbins Jun"". late of same place as 
next of kin in right of his wife. 22 Aug. 1767. 

Citation to Peter Gibbins to administer estate of Peter Robbins 
Sr. late of Prince Fredericks parish as nearest of kin. 22 Aug. 1767 

Citation to Charity Edwards & Abel Edwards of St. Marks 
parish to administer on the estate of Joshua Edwards late of same 
place planter as nearest of kin. 26th August 1767. 

Citation to Catherine Bear of Congaree widow to administer 
on the Estate of John Bear late of same place as nearest of kin. 
28t\ Aug*. 1787. 

James Parson enters a Caveat on behalf and in the names of 
Elizabeth Porter spinster daughter of Elizabeth Colcock, and of 
Patrick Waldren, the husband of Mary Waldren another daughter 
of the said Elizabeth Colcock against administration of the estate 
of the said Elizabeth Colcock being granted till they be heard. 
28 Aug. 1767. 

Ordered that letters admins*"", be issued to Stephen Cater & 
Wm. Sanders. Sept. 4, 1767. 

Citation to EHzabeth Porter daughter of Thomas Porter de- 
ceased and Patrick Waldron the husband of Mary Waldron another 
daughter of said Thomas Porter to administer on estate of said 
Porter unadministered by his Exors. & Executrix with the will 
annexed, to be pubhshed in the parish Church of St. George. 
28 August, 1767. 

Citation to Elizabeth Porter daughter of Elizabeth Colcock 
deceased and Patrick Waldron husband of Mary Waldron minor, 
another daughter of the said Eliz. Colcock to administer on estate 
of said deceased as nearest kin. St. Georges parish. 28 Aug. 1767 

Henry Saltus enters a Caveat against administration being 
granted Eliz. Porter and Patrick Waldron on estate of Elizabeth 
Colcock late of St. Georges parish. 31 August 1767. 



RECORD OF COURT OF ORDINARY 111 

Richard Saltus in behalf of George Porter an Infant enters 
Caveat against letters of administration being granted to Elizabeth 
Porter & Patrick Waldron on the Estate of Thomas Porter de- 
ceased. 31 August, 1767. 

Citation to Thomas Smith to administer on Estate of Mich°. 
Kinger late of High Hill Creek planter as next of Kin. Sept. 1, 
1767. 

Citation to W°\ James Brisbane to administer on estate of 
William Stewart late of CharlesTown as Heir at Law. Sept. 12, 
1767. 

Citation to James Christie to adm^. estate of Mary Christie 
late of Beach Hill, St. Pauls Parish as next of Kin. Sept. 19, 1767. 

Citation to Henereta Prather & Middleton Brashear to adm. on 
estate of Philip Prather late of Enoree, planter. Sept. 23, 1767. 

Citation to Ann Taylor of Craven County to administer on the 
estate of Saml. Taylor late of sd. place as next of kin. Sept. 24, 
1767. 

Citation to Sampson Neil & Jno. Lloyd to administer on estate 
of John Neyle late of St. Philips parish merchant, as next of kin 
and greatest Creditor. Sept. 30, 1767. 

Citation to Christian Ehney to administer on estate of Eberhart 
Ehney late of St. Philips parish, Butcher, his widow. Oct. 2d. 1767 

Citation to Alex. Kynock to administer on estate of Thos. 
Brickies late of St. Michaels parish, as greatest Creditor. Oct. 2d. 
1767. 

Citation to Elizabeth Butler to adm^ estate of Peter Butler 
late of St. Philips parish, Barber, his v/idow. Oct. 3d. 1767. 

Citation to Thomas Horsey and Robert Beard to administer 
on the estate of Stephen Chipchase late of St. Philips parish, 
Tin plate worker, as greatest creditor. Oct. 3d. 1767. 



112 so, CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 

Citation to John Withers of Prince George parish to administer 
on the estate of Mary Withers late of St. Philips parish as nearest 
kin. 9 Oct. 1767. 

Sarah Monrow enters a Caveat against Letters of administration 
being granted to any person on the estate of Sarah Meek late of 
Chas.Town until she shall be heard. 12 Oct. 1767. 

Citation to Hugh Swinton of St. Michaels parish to administer 
on estate of John Waggonfield late of Prince Fredericks parish 
merchant, as greatest Creditor. 19 Oct. 1767. 

Citation to Margaret Carpenter to administer on estate of 
Abiah Carpenter late of Edisto River as nearest of Kin. 21 Oct. 
1787. 

Citation to Col. Probart Howarth to administer on the estate 
of Samuel Waugh late of St. Andrews parish as greatest Creditor. 
23d. Oct. 1767. . , 

Citation to Thomas Elfe of St. Michaels parish to administer 
on estate of Thomas Backhouse, so far as was left unadministered 
by Catherine Backhouse as greatest creditor. 23 Oct. 1767. 

Citation to Michael Dormer of St. Philips parish to administer 
on the estate of David Alexander as greatest Creditor. 23d. 
Oct. 1767. 

Citation to Jacob Geiger of St. Georges parish to administer on 
estate of Michael Geiger late of same place planter, as nearest 
of kin. 24 Oct. 1767. 

Citation to John Resson of St. Michaels parish to administer 
on estate of John Gordon late of Christ Church parish as greatest 
creditor. 28 Oct. 1767. 

Citation granted to Michael Watson of Colleton County to 
administer estate of Wilham Watson late of same place. 28: 
Oct: 1767. 



RECORD OF COURT OF ORDINARY 113 

Citation to Samuel Bonnoit of Prince William parish to admin- 
ister on estate of John Connors late of same place as nearest of 
kin. Oct. 30, 1767. 

Citation to Ann Newcombe to admr. on estate of Hannah Hurst 
late of St. Michaels parish as next of kin. Oct. 30th. 1767. 

Citation to Christiana Berry of Little Saludy widow to admin- 
ister on the estate of Jacob Berry late of same place as next of kin. 
5 Nov. 1767. 

Citation to Catherine Elhott and WiUiam Brisbane Junr. to 
administer on estate of Joseph EUiott late of St. Helena parish as 
next of kin. 6th. Nov. 1767. 

Citation to Peter Lessesne of Prince George parish to administer 
on the estate of William Cabeen late of same place as greatest 
creditor. 14 November, 1767. 

Citation to Margaret Elhson {sic) of St. Helena parish to 
administer on the estate of George Alhson (sic) late of same place 
as next of kin. 30th Nov. 1767. 

Citation to Catherine Dickey of the Waxsaws to administer on 
the estate of Moses Dickey late of same place millwright, as 
nearest of kin, 1st. Dec. 1767. 

Citation to Mary Davies of Prince William parish to administer 
on estate of Benjamin Davis [sic] late of same place as nearest 
of kin. 2d. Dec. 1767. 

Citation to Mary ElHson and John Erwin of St. Marks parish 
to administer on the estate of Mathew Ellison late of same place 
planter as nearest of Kin. 3d. December, 1767. 

Citation to Daniel Monrow of St. Philips parish to administer 
on the estate of Sarah Meek late of same place as nearest of kin 
in right of his wife. 4th. Dec. 1767. 



114 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 

Citation to Elizabeth Green & Samuel Green of St. Helena 
parish to administer on estate of Benjamin Green late of same 
place planter as nearest of Kin. 11th. December, 1767. 

Citation to Mary Frederick of St. Philips parish to administer 
on estate of Andrew Frederick late of same place as nearest of 
kin. 11th. Decembr. 1767. 

Citation to Thomas Nightingale of St. Philips parish to admin- 
ister on estate of Robert Graham late of same place as greatest 
creditor. 11th Dec. 1767. 

Citation to John Sealy to administer on estate of Hannah Elbert 
late of St. Helena parish with will annexed. 12th: Dec. 1767. 

Citation to Elizabeth ElUs of Port Royal to administer on the 
estate of John Ellis late of same place as nearest of kin. 19th 
Dec. 1767. 

Citation to Sarah Carne of St. Pauls parish Colleton County 
to administer on estate of Samuel Carne late of same place planter 
as nearest of kin. 4th. December, 1767. 

Daniel Monrow of St. Philips parish enters Caveat against 
letters of administration being granted to Alexander Kynock of 
the estate of Thomas Brickies late of CharlesTown, until he shall 
be heard. 5th. Dec. 1767. 

Citation to Mary Hall of St. Helena parish widow to administer 
on estate of Thomas Hall Senr. late of same place. 9th. Decem- 
ber 1767. r 

Alex. Kynock in behalf of Mary Brickies enters caveat against 
letters of administration being granted to Danl. Monrow upon the 
estate of Thomas Brickies or Mary Meek. Dec. 10, 1767. 

Citation to David Adams of St. Helena parish to administer 
on estate of Margaret Adams late of same place as nearest of kin. 
22 Dec. 1767. 



RECORD OF COURT OF ORDINARY 115 

Joseph Sealy in behalf of Wm. Sealy enters a caveat against 
John Sealy administering on estate of Hannah Sealy until he be 
heard— Dec. 23d. 1767. 

Citation to Rebecca Tubs of St. Phihps parish to administer 
on the estate of Griffith Tubs late of same place as next of kin. 
23 Dec. 1767. 

Citation to Dav^. and Jno. Deas to admr. on the estate of George 
M'Kinsey late of East Cowes in the Isle of White (sic) England 
merchant, as attomies to James M'Kinsey of said place mercht. 
who is Exor. to the will of Anna M'Kinsey Sole Extx. of will of 
said George M'Kinsey. Dec. 24th. 1767. 

Citation to Richard M^'Lamore of Craven County to administer 
on the estate of John M^Lamore late of same place. 24th Dec. 
1767. 

Citation to James Wilson of St. Philips parish merchant to 
administer on estate of Frederick Ford late of St. Marks parish 
Craven County Merchant. 31 Dec. 1767. 

{To be continued) 



INDEX 



Acker, Johannes, Jr. 49. 

Adams, David, 114. 

Adams, President John, 33. 

Adams, Margaret, 114. 

Adams, Rev. Thomas, 34, 36, 38. 

Aikin, James, 19. 

Aining, John, 82. 

Alexander, Alexander, 44. 

Alexander, Anne, 83, 86, 87. 

Alexander, David, 112. 

Alexander, John, 86, 87. 

Alibone, Capt. 2, 4, 7. 

Allen, Elizabeth, 18. 

Allen, James, 130. 

Allen, William, 18. 

Allison, George, 113. 

Allison, Hector, 103. 

Allison, Margaret, 113. 

Alston, Maria, 26, 76. 

Alston, Mary B., 96. 

Alston, Col. William, 26, 76. 

Amaker, John, 50. 

Ancrum, John Lawrence, 100. 

Ashe, John Baptista, 26. 

Anderson, General, 77. 

Atkinson, George, 104. 

Axtell, Anne, 86. 

Axtell, Holland, 83. 

Ayers, Joanna, 82. 

Azuby, Abraham, 30, 32, 74. 

Baas, Capt., 2. 

Baber, Mary, 87, 92. 

Baber, Ulrick, 50. 

Backhouse, Benjamin, 109, 112. 

Bachouse, Catherine, 109, 112. 

Backshell, William, 48, 51. 

Backus, Martha, 99. 

Baker, Eliza, 76. 

Baker, Richard Bohun, 76. 

Ball, Anne, 90. 

Ball, Elias, 42, 96. 

Ball, Jane, 43. 

Ball, John, 4-2, 75. 

Ball, Lydia, Catherine, 96, 98. 

Ball, Lydia Jane, 96, 98. 

Balsieger, John, 50. 

Banks, Charles, 77. 

Barbadoes, 40. 

Barker, Abigail, 72. 

Barrie, William, 49. 

Baring, Charles, 77. 



Barron, Thomas, 38. 

Barron, Thomas, 30. 

Barton, John, 107. 

Beamis, Capt. Thomas, 36. 

Beamor Bible, 81. 

Beam.or, Florence, 83, 84. 

Beamor, Col. John, 84. 

Bear, Catherine, 110. 

Bear, John, 110. 

Beard, Robert, 111. 

Bee, Thomas, 106. 

Beekman, Col. Barnard, 35, 43, 71, 

Beekman, Charles, 43, 71. 

Beekman, Samuel, 43. 

Beer, 3. 

Bell, William, 2-16, 53-68. 

Bell, Mrs., 2-16. 

Belton, Henrietta, 106. 

Belton, Jonathan, 106. 

Bennett, Mrs., 42. 

Berry, Christiana, 113. 

Berry, Jacob, 113. 

Bishop, Abram, 108. 

Blain, Patrick, 108. 

Boisgerard, Peter Prudent, 37, 38. 

Bonneau, Francis, 78. 

Bonnoit, Samuel, 113. 

Boone, Anne, 86, 87. 

Boone, James, 95. 

Boone, Joseph, 86. 

Boutwell, Burtinhead, 109. 

Brailsford, Joseph, 84. 

Brashear, Middleton, ill. 

Branford, Anne, 90. 

Brickies, Thomas, 111, 114. 

Brisbane, Adam Fowler, 35. 

Brisbane, William, 113. 

Brisbane, William James, lil. 

British Family AntiQuitv, 17. 

Brodie,— 95. 

Brodie, James, 37. 

Broughton, Catherine, 37. 

Broughton, Nathaniel, 37. 

Broun, Archibald, 79. 

Brown, Charles, 102, 105. 

Brown, George, 37. 

Brown, James, 33. 

Brown, Polly, 30. 

Brown, Robert, 76. 

Browne, Rebecca, 34. 

Browne, Thomas, 82. 

B runner, Ulrick, 49. 



117 



118 



INDEX 



Bryan, Arthur, 35. 
Bryan, Elizabeth, 43. 
Bryan, John, 44. 
Buist Rev. Dr., 32. 
Bulkeley, Miss, 78. 
Bullock, Rhoda, 36. 
Burnham, Roger, N., 100. • 
Burr, Capt. Nehemiah, 30. 
Butler, Col. Lewis, 29. 
Butler, Elizabeth, 111. 
Butler, Peter, 111. 
Buyck, Augustin, 5, 7. 

Cabeen, William, 113. 

Cadet, Mr. 32. 

Calder, Alexander, 31. 

Calder, Dr. William, 38. 

Camden, S. C. 38. 

Canty, James, 33. 

Capers, Catherine Mary, 142. 

Capers, Gabriel, 42. 

Capers, Martha, 42. 

Capers, Sarah, 42. 

Carmichael, Hugh, 82. 

Carn, Catherine Elizabeth, 76. 

Carne, Ann C, 32. 

Carne, Samuel, 114. 

Carne, Sarah, 114. 

Carpenter, Abiah, 112. 

Carpenter, Margaret, 112. 

Carrere, Charles, 35. 

Carson, William A., 27. 

Carter, Rev. John, 40. 

Chapman, William, 82. 

Chauncy, Rev. Dr., 38. 

CitarlestGfi Pocket, 4. 

Charkstown Library Society, 45. 

Chevillette, John, 50. 

Chicasaw Indians, 11. 

Chifiell, Philotheos, 106, 111. 

Chipchase, Stephen, 111. 

Chisolm, Miss, 69. 

Chisolm, Alexander, 69. 

Christie, Edward, 77. 

Christie, James, 105, 106, 111. 

Christie, Mary, 105, 106, 111. 

Christie, Jean, 105. 

Churchwill, John, 50. 

City Gazette, Marriage and Death 

notices from, 30-39, 69-80. 
Claret, Joseph, 36. 
Clark, James, 36. 
Clarke, David, 76. 
Cleaton, John, 50. 
Claus, Leo, 50. 
Clunie, John, 105. 
Coach, 58, 59, 65. 
Coachman, Benjamin, 77. 
Coachm.an, B-ebecca, 77. 



Cohen, Isaac, 74, 

Cogdell, Charles, 104. 

Cogdell, John, 104. 

Cohen, Solomon, 74. 

Colcock, Elizabeth, 110. 

Commander, James, 109. 

Cook, Miss, 93. 

Connors, John, 113. 

Cordes, Thomas, Jr., 33. 

Coslett, Ann, 70. 

Coste, Rev., 30. 

Court of Ordinary, Abstracts from, 

101-115. 
Coustiel, Peter, 107. 
Cowen, Thomas, 106. 
Cowles, William, 53. 
Cox, Miss, 34. 

Cox, Moses, 34. - 

Crosby, Capi. Josiah, 75. 
Crouch, C, 45. 
Crowfieid plantation, 21. 
Cruger, David Toomer, 34. 
Cummings, Andrew, 35. 
Cummings, Helen, 35. 
Custer, James, 33. 
Custer, Martha, 33. 

Dabney, William, 72. . . 

Darquier, Moses, 102. , 

Darr, Elizabeth, 42. 

Darrell, Edward, 36. '■ ' ■ 

Davis, Benjamin, 113. 

Davis, Charles, 93. 

Davis, Mary, 113. 

Davis, Richard, 107. 

Davis, Thomas, 30. 

Davis, William Spencer, 70. 

Dawson, Esther Simons, 100. 

Dean Hall, S. C, 18, 19-29. 

Deas, Mrs., 32. 

Deas, David, 115. 

Deas, John, 18, 20, 115. 

Deas, John, Jr., 32. 

Deas, William Allen, 25. 

De Caraduc, St. Julian, 99. 

Decker, William, 53. 

DeLancy, P., 45. 

DeSaussure, Isabelle, 47. 

De Zeng, Anne Murry, 100. 

Dickey, Catherine, 113. 

Dickey, Moses, ] 13. 

Dickenson, Francis, 107. 

Dickinson, Capt. Jeremiah, 80. 

Diedrick, John, 50. 

Dirleton plantation, 27. 

Dirleton, Scotland, 25. 

Doramas, Joseph, 50. 

Dorchester Free School, 84. 

Dormer, Michael, 712. 



INDEX 



110 



Dougherty, Ann, 31. 
Downes, William, 47. 
Drain, William, 106. 
Drayton, Elizabeth, 89. 
Drayton, Stephen, 89. 
Drummond, Mrs., 43. 
Duboise, Peter, 32. 
Dubose, Catherine, 35. 
Dubose, Isaac, 35. 
Durand, Rev. Levi, 40. 
Duret, Cecile, 36. 

Earle, Capt, W^illiam, 34. 
Early, Louisa, 96. 
Easton, Ann, 30. 
Ebney, Jacob, 74. 
Edson, Maj. Cushman, 71. 
Edwards, Abel, 110. 
Edwards, Charity, 110. 
Edwards, Joshua, 110. 
Egly, Martin, 50. 
Ehney, Christian, 111. 
Ehney, Eberhart, 111. 
Elbert, Hannah, 114. 
Elfe, Thomas, 112. 
Elford, James, 80. 
Elisnore, James, lOS. 
Elisnore, 'Margaret, 108. 
Elliott, Catherine, 113. 
Elliott, Joseph, 113. 
Elliott, Sarah, 85. 
Elliott Street, 41. 
Elliott, Thomas Odingsell, 39. 
Ellis, Elizabeth, 114. 
Ellis, John, 114. 
Ellis, Lily, 99. 
Ellison, Mary, 113. 
Ellison, Mathew, 113. 
Engins, 4. 
Erwin, John, 113. 
Evans, Alexander, 104. 
Evans, Benjamin, 109. 
Evans, Catherine, 42. 
Evans, Mary, 109. 
Evans, Susannah, 104. 
Ewing, Waiter, 69. 

Fairington, 29. 
Faber, Rev., 78. 
Fair, William, 77, 78. 
Fairy, John, 50. 
Farquhar, Margaret, 32. 
Farr, jane Ladson, 95, 98. 
Farr, Thomas, 90. 
Favre, Caudine, 20. 
Fayssoux, Dr., 32. 
Fayssoux, Ann, 43. 
Fayssoux, Frances, 32. 
Fayssoux, Peter, 41. 



Fire dogs, 3. 
Felder, Henry, 50. 
Fenwick, Edward, 46, 47. 
Ferguson, Thomas, 103. 
Fire engin, 5. 

Fisher, William, 11, 54, 56. 
Fitzgerald, Henrietta, 105. 
Fitzgerald, John, 105. 
Fitzpatrick, James, 38. 
Fitz Simons, Mr., 55. 
Fleming, Elizabeth, 32. 
Fleming, Sarah Ladson, 89. 
Flinn, John, 36. 
Flint, Royal, 73. 
Ford, Elizabeth, 36. 
Ford, Frederick, 115. 
Ford, Tobias, 36. 
Foster, Capt. Robert, 31. 
Foulke, Joseph, 69. 
Eraser, Hugh, 38. 
Eraser, James Prioleau, 34. 
Frederick, Andrew, 114. 
Frederick, Mary, 114. 
Free negro, 102. 
Freeman, Maj. Constant, 34. 
Fripp, Capt. John, 31. 
Fritchman, Flenry, 50. 
Frolich, Adam, 50. 
Frost, Rev., 31. 
Frydig, Hans, 49. 
Frydig, Hans, Jr., 50. 
Fuller, Christopher, 74. 
Fuller's Flail, 74. 
Fulton, David, 102. 
Fulton, Mary, 102. 
Futterel, James, 13. 

Gadsden, Jam.es, 77. 
Gadsden, Mary, 40. 
Gallaher, Rev. Dr., 36. 
Galphin, George, 105. 
Gardiner, George, 33. 
Gardoqui, Don Diego, 8. 
Garvey, John, 101. 
Garvey, Martha, 101. 
Gerger, Jacob, 112. 
Geiger, John, 39. 
Geiger, John, Jr., 39. 
Geiger, Michael, 112. 
Genty, M., 32. 
Gervais and Owen, 7. 
Geyer, Mary, 31. 
Gibbes, Alice. 40. 
Gibbes, Elizabeth, 40. 
Gibbes, Rol^ert, 40. 
Gibbes, William., 45. 
Gibbes, William Flaseli, 40. 
Gibbins, Peter, 110. 
Giegelman, Jacob, 50. 



120 



INDEX 



Giegelman, John, 50. 
Giessendanner, George, 49, 51. 
Giessendanner, Jacob, 49. 
Giessendanner, Rev. John, Petition 

in behalf of 48-51. 
Giles, Christiana, 103. 
Giles, John, 103. 
Glen, John, 76. 
Glover, Moses, 69. 
Glover, Sarah, 69, 97. 
Goodman, Samuel, 82. 
Godwin, William, 76. 
Goodwyn, Robert, 108. 
Goodwyn, Sarah, 93. 
Goose Creek, 21. 
Gordon, John, 112. 
Gorgoza, Antonio, 99. 
Goundrey, John, 71. 
Graham, Robert, 114. 
Gray, Magaret, 80. 
Gray, William Russell, 73. 
Grayson, Capt. William John, 77, 
Green, Benjamin, 114. 
Green, Elizabeth, 114. 
Green, Gen. Nathaniel, 15. 
Green, Samuel, 114. 
Greene, James, 32. 
Gribbe, Richard, 82. 
Grieffous, Joseph, 50. 
Grieffous, Peter, 50. 
Grove plantation, 42. 
Gruber, Philip, 106. 
Gruber, Mary Magdaline, 106. 
Guerard, Sarah, 99. 
Guerard, Sophia, 96. 
Guillou, Samuel, 31. 

Haddrell's Point, 40. 
Hall, Mrs., 33. 
Hall, John, 43. 
Hall, Mary, 114. 
Hall, Peleg H., 69. 
Hall, Thomas, 114. 
Halliday, George, 76. 
Hamilton, Rebecca, 95, 97. 
Hamilton, Thomas, 84. 
Hamlin, Mary Waring, 85. 
Hamlin, Mary Waring, 92. 
Hamlin, Stephen, 89. 
Hammet, Rev., 31. 
Hanckel, Charles, 97. > ' -^ 
Harden, William, 101. 
Harleston, Elizabeth, 98. 
Harleston, Nicholas, 36. ■ ^ 
Harleston, Sarah, 36. 
Harrison, Rev. James, 41. 
Harrisperger, John, 50. 
Hart, Ella Moses, 74. 
Hart, Philip, 74. 



Hatcher, Seth, 50. 

Hay, Samuel, 37. 

Hayden, Mathew, 30. 

Hajoi, Henry, 50. 

Hayne, William A., 95. 

Hazelhurst, Emma, 98. 

Heape, Jonathan, 103. 

Heape, Mary Ann, 103. 

Heathy, Susannah, 76. 

Heltzhimer, Mr., 8. 

Hendrix, Evangeline, 100. 

Henry, — , 3. . 

Henry, Alexander, 32. 

Hessy, Hans Jacob, 50. 

Hey ward, James, 77. .-. 

Heyward, Susan, 77. 

Heyward, William, 34. 

Hibben, Hannah, 32. 

Hichborne, Isaac Barre, 73. 

Hickey, James, 31. 

Higginbotham, Henrietta, 94. 

Hill, Rev., 30. 

Hislop, Jane, 35. 

Hollingshead, Rev. Dr., 34. 

Holmes, Isaac, 76. , ^ 

Horger, Jacob, 50. . 

Horlbeck, Mary, 76. - • 

Horlbeck, Peter, 76. 

Horn, Elizabeth, 106. - , " 

Horry, Miss, 73. - - 

Horry, Daniel, 45, 75. - . 

Horry, Elias, 74. ., ■ : 

Horse race, 25. 

Horses, 11. ^ 

Horsey, Thomas, 111. 

Hort, Alice, 41. 

Hort, Ann, 41. 

Hort, Arthur, 40. 

Hort, Benjamin Simons, 42, 44. 

Hort, Catherine, 44. 

Hort, Catherine Chicken, 42, 43. 

Hort, Edward Simons Thomas, 43, 

44. 
Hort, Elias Ball, 43. 
Hort, Elizabeth, 40. 
Hort, Elizabeth Haddrell, 40, 41. 
Hort, John Ball, 43. 
Hort, Capt. Josiah, 41. 
Hort, Mary, 44. 
Hort, Mary Elizabeth, 44. 
Hort, Robert Smith, 41, 44. 
Hort, Sarah, 44. 
Hort, Sarah Rutledge, 41. 
Hort, Susannah Gibbes, 41. 
Hort, William, Journal of, 40-47 
Hort, William Culcheth, 40, 43, 44. 
Hort, William Haddrell, 44. 
Hort, William Haddrell Gibbes, 40. 
Hottow, Peter, 49. 



INDEX 



121 



Howard, Ella S., 96, 99. 

Howarth, Col. Probart, 112. 

Huber, John, 50. 

Huber, Joseph, 49. 

Huber, Peter, 49. 

Hug, Peter, 50. 

Huger, Benjamin 21, 45. 

Huger, Gen. Isaac, 73, 74-75. 

Huger, Isaac, Jr., 25. 

Huggin, Hannah, 31. 

Hull, William, 108. 

Humphreys, Col., 78. 

Hunt, Nathaniel, 104. 

Hutto, Isaac, 49. 

Hurst, Hannah, 113. 

Hutto, Peter, 49. 

Hyle, Hannah Catherine, 105. 

Hyle, Jacob, 105. 

I'ans, Mrs., 34. 
I'ans, Francis, 34. 
Imdorff, Hans, 50. 
Inabnit, Andrew, 50. 
Inglesby, Elizabeth, 33. 
Inglesby, William, 33. 
Innes Temple, London, 34. 
Innes, William, 74. 
loor, Mary, 91, 94. 
loor, William, 97. 

Jackson, Major, 67. 
Jacobs, Jacob, 75. 
Jamieson, Ann, 42. 
Jamieson, James, 33. 
Jamieson, Rebecca, 33, 42. 
January, Ann, 101. 
Januar}'-, William, 101. 
Jennings, John, 50. 
Jennins, Godens, 50. 
Jennins, Philip, 49. 
Johnson, William Andrew, 77. 
Johnson, Jane, 31. 
Johnston, Ann, 33, 96. 
Johnstone, Anne, 94. 
Jones, Alfred, E., 48. 
Jones, Hannah, 72. 
Jones, Nathaniel, 36. 
Joseph, Betsy, 33. 
Kaiefer, John, J., 35. 
Kaiefer, Sarah, 35. 
Kay, Joseph, 70. 
Keith, Rev. Dr., 34. 
Kelley, Daniel, 105. 
Kelly, Elizabeth, 27. 
Kelly, Laura, 27. 
Keen, John, 104. 
Keen, John, Jr., 104. 
Kenney, Miss, 37. 
Kenney, John, 37. 



Kershaw, Col., 34. 

Kershaw, Sarah, 34. 

Kicjiren, Martin, 49. 

King Edgar, 17. 

King, James, 71. 

King, Mary, 32. 

King, Thomas, 32. 

Kinger, Michael, HI. 

Kirke, Gi'deon, 39. 

Kneeler, Philip, 82. 

Knifer, John, J., 78. 

Knights, Allen, 82. 

Kryters, Joseph, 49. 

Kuhnen, Francis, 50, 51. 

Kuhnen, Jacob, 51. 

Kynock, Alexander, 111, 114. 

Laborn, Jacob Weight, 73. 

La Bruce, Sarah Pawley, 93. 

Lamay, Ann, 109. 

Lamay, Joan, 109. 

Lamay, Joseph, 109. 

Lamay, Michael, 109. 

Lamay, Patience, 109. 

Lamb, Edward, 72. 

Laurens, Eleanor, 5. 

Laurens, Frances, 5. 

Larry, Michael, 49. 

Larry, Peter, 49. 

Laurens, Henry, 43, 45. 

Laurens, Henry, Letters to William 

Bell, 2-16, 53-68. 
Laurens, Henry Jr., 2, 60, 64. 
Laurens, James, 5. 
Laurens, John, 5. 
Laurens, Martha, 5. 
Laurens, Mary, 5. 
Lee, Ann, 37. 
Lee, Col. Willkm, 37. 
Legare, Mrs., 78. 
Legare, Samuel, 78. 
Lerbert, Ann, 37. 
Leindahl, Johannes, 37. 
Lesessne, Daniel, 42. 
Lessesne, Peter, 113. 
Lestargette, Charlotte, 31. 
Lestargette, Lewis, 31. 
Letch, Thomas, 108. 
Libby Point, 73. 
Lightwood, Edward, 37. 
Linder, Lewis, 50. 
Little, Catherine, 102. 
Little, William, 102 
Littlejohn, Ann, 32. 
Littlejohn, Duncan, 32. 
Lloyd, John, 111. 
Lloyd, Sarah, 84. 
Lockwood, Lucia, 97. 
Lockwood, Mary, 94. 
Lord, John, 77. 



122 



INDEX 



Lord, Mary, 77. 
Lowry, Eve, 78. 
Lowry, William, 69. 
Lynah, James, 103. 

M'Calla, Rev. Daniel, 32. 
M'Cartney, Andrew, 105. 
M'Claneehen, James, 602. 
M'Crady, John, 31. 
McDonald, Mrs., 74. 
McDougal, John, 102. 
M'Gregor, Elias, 34. 
M'Gregor, Mary, 34. 
M 'Harvey, Oliver, 102. 
M'Harvey, Robert, 102. 
Mackay, M., 69. 
McKelvie, James, 102. 
McKelvie, Robert, 102. 
McKelvie, William, 102. 
M'Kinsey, Anna, 115. 
M'Kinsey, George, 115. 
M'Kinsey, James, 115. 
Macklish, Catherine, 73. 
Macklish, Capt. Thomas, 73. 
McLamore, John, 115. 
McLamore, Richard, 115. 
M'Leod, Rev. Donald, 36. 
McPh^xson, Sarah, 101. 
McPherson, Thomas, 101. 
Mainville, Capt. Nicholas James, 78. 
Malbone, Freelove Sophia, 94, 96. 
Man, Ruth Ann, 73. 
Manigault, Mre. Ann, 19. 
Marriage and Death notices, 30-39 

69-80. 
Marsh, Catherine, 31. 
Marsh, Joseph, 31, 
Martin, Dr. James, 72. 
Mason, 3, 4. 
Mathewes, Mrs., 45. 
Mauger, Harriet, 97. 
Ma^vhenney, William, 185. 
Maurer, Peter, Jr., 50. 
Maxwell, Robert, 77. 
Mayer, John George, 78. 
Mazyck, Elizabeth, 32, 85, 92. 
Mazyck, Harriet, 94. 
Mazyck, Isaac, 32. 
Mazyck, Stephen, 95. 
Mead, James, 108. 
Meek, Sarah, 112, 113, 114. 
Meen, William, 11. 
Mepkin plantation, 4—16. - 
Meredith, Edward, 101. 
Michie, James, 19. 
Middleton, Mr., 21. 
Middleton, Mrs. 74. 
Middleton, Arthur, 82. 
Middleton, John, 74. 



Middleton, Sarah, 87. 

Middleton, Thomas, 38. 

Mikell, Ann Scott, 36. 

Mikell, William, 36. 

Miles, Jeremiah, 98. 

Miles, Thomas B., 97. 

Miller, John, 75. 

Milner, Mrs., 41. 

Miniature painter, 70. 

Minnick, Christian, 51. 

Minton, Dorcas, 36. 

Mintzing, John Philip, 30. 

Mitchell, Miss, 93. 

Mitchell, James D., 94. 

Mitchell, Thomas, 103. 

Monrow, Daniel, 113, 114. 

Monrow, Sarah, 112. 

Moon, Dulan, 108. 

Moore, James, 87. 

Moore, John, 82. 

Moore, Sarah, 87. 

Moore, WiUiam, 107. 

Moore, Gov. James, 26. 

Moore, Maurice, 26. 

Moore, Michael, 34. 

Moore, Rebecca, 26. 

Moore town plantations, 86. 

Moorer, Peter, 50. 

Morgandollar, Frances, 77. 

Morgandollar, John, 77. 

Morton, Joseph, 82. ' 

Morris, Robert, 13. 

Mortimer, Samuel, 97. 

Motte, Isaac, 45. 

Muncreef, John, 72. 

Muncreef, Polly, 72. 

Murdoch, David, 73. 

Murphy, Don Diego, 72. 

Murphy, Donna Maria Creagh, 72. 

Murray, Daniel, 36. 

Murray, Dr. John, 28. 

Myer, Hans Jacob, 50. 

Myers, Jacob, 108. 

Myrton, Dame Ann, 18. 

Nagely, John, 51. 
Nagely, Peter, 49. 
Nash, Samuel, 105. 
Nelson, Mrs., 38. 
Nelson, James, 38. 
Nelson, Jared, 104. 
Nelson, Samuel, 104. 
Nesmith, Samuel, 102. 
Newcombe, Ann, 113. 
Newton, Capt. Downham, 80. 
Neyle, John, 111. 
Neyle, Dr. Philip, 36. 
Neyle, Sampson, ill. 
Nightingale, Thomas, 114. 



INDEX 



123 



Nisbett, Abigail, 27. 

Nisbett, Sir Alexander, 17-29. 

Nisbett, Caroline M., 27. 

Nisbett of Dean and Dean Hall, 17-29. 

Nisbett, Henry, 18, 19. 

Nisbett, Sir John 18, 19, 29, 76. 

Nisbett, Dame Maria, 26, 27, 28. 

Nisbett, Dame Mary, 18, 22. 

Nisbett, Patrick, 17. 

Nisbett, William Hamilton, 26. 

Nivie, James, 104. 

North, Edward, 36. 

North, Sarah, 36. 

Nowell, John, 77. 

Oats, Mrs., 30. 
Oats, Dr. Edward, 30. 
Odom, Isaac, 104. 
Odom, Sarah, 104. 
O'Niel, John, 69. 
Orr, John, 71. 
Ott, Casper, 49. 
Ott, Jacob, 51. 
Ott, Melchior, 50. 

Pagett, Henrietta, 105. 
Pagett, Henry, 105. 
Parker, Elisha, 29. 
Parker, George, 91. 
Parker, Lucia, 34. 
Parker, William, 34. 
Paterson, James, 34. 
Parson, James, 110. 
Pawley, Hannah, 97. 
Payton, Benjamin, 50. 
Pearce, Peter, 107. 
Pencil, Emanuel, 33. 
Penny, John, 106. 
Perkins Benjamin, 34. 
Perry, Mrs., 43, 
Perry, Anna Drayton, 98, 100. 
Perry, Benjamin, 98. 
Perry, James, 97. 
Perry, Mary Eliza, 94. 
Petch, Dr., 33. 
Petch, Elizabeth, 33. 
Philippe, Caroline M., 27. 
Philippe, Jean B., 27. 
Phillips, John, 78. 
Philips, Mary, 78. 
Philips, Sarah, 35. 
Pickeridge, Thomas, 49. 
Pinckney, Anna Maria, 78. 
Pinckney, Ilopson, 78. 
Pinckney, Maj. Thomas, 74. 
Pinckney's plains, 86. 
Pine Hill plantation, 81. 
Playfair, William, 17. 
Plowman, John, 107. 



Porcher, Elizabeth, 43. 

Porcher, Peter, Jr., 34. 

Porcher, Susannah. 34. 

Porter, Elizabeth, 110. 

Porter, George, 111. 

Porter, Thomas, 110, 111. 

Postell, Eliah, 87. 

Postell, James, 84. 

Poyal, James, 70. 

Poyas lor Poyal], James, 70. 

Prather, Henrietta, 111. 

Prather, Philip, 111. 

Prentiss, Maria, 96, 99. 

Pritchard, Paul, 31. 

Purcell, Rev. Henry, 33, 40, 69. 

Punch, Thomas, 102. 

Pyatt, Catherine, 103, 104. 

Radcliffe, Sarah, 69. 

Ramsay, Cunningham Sample, 39. 

Ramsay, Dr. John, 32. 

Randolph, John, 25. 

Randolph, Mr. 67. 

Read, George, 108. 

Read, Dr. James Bond, 79. 

Reape, John, 108. 

Reed, Gen. Joseph, 4. 

Register, Jennie Heyward, 69. 

Resson, John, 112. 

Revell, Hannah, 75. 

Reynolds, Henry, 108. 

Rhodes, Ann, 97. 

Rice, 4. 

Riding Chair, 5. 

Rice, 13, 53. 

Rickenbacker, Henry. 50. 

Riley, John, 77, 103. 

Riley, Samuel, 103. 

Rivers, Isaac, 106. 

Rivers, J., 47. 

Roach, William, 34. 

Robbins, Peter, 110. 

Robbins, Peter, Jr., 110. 

Roberts, Capt. John, 35. 

Roberts, Richard Brooke, 31. 

Robertson, Alexander, 104. 

Robinson, Joseph, 50. 

Robson, Joseph R., 100. 

Rodrigues, Abraham, 30. 

Rogers, Rev. Dr., 72. 

Rogers, Lewis, 38. 

Roper, R., 45. 

Rooke, Arthur, 82. 

Pvosetti, John Baptiste, 70. 

Roth, Christian, 51. 

Roth, Jacob, 50. 

Roth, John, 50. 

Roth, [ohn Peter, 49. 

Roth, Ulrick, 49. 



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INDEX 



Rouple, Mrs., 35. 

Rouple, Daniel, 35. 

Row, Michael Christopher, 50. 

Royal Americans Regiment, 29. 

Royal North British Dragoons, 20. 

Rufe, Ann, 107. 

Rufe, Leonard, 107. 

Rugely, Henry, 31. 

Rugg, Eliza, 35. 

Rugg, John, 35. 

Rumph, Abraham, 50. 

Rumph, David, 50. 

Rumph, Jacob, 50. 

Russell, Mrs., 32. 

Russell, George, 31. 

Russell, Jane, 31. 

Russell, Mary, 74. " . 

Russell, Thomas, 32. 

Russell, William, 102. 

Rutherfurd, Helen, 17. 

Rutherfurd, John, 20, 28, 29. 

Rutherfurd, Sir John, 19, 28, 29. 

Rutherfurd, Livingston, 20. 

Rutherfurd, Mary, 19. 

Rutherfurd, Nelly, 25. 

Rutherfurd, Robert, 19, 22, 24. 

Rutherfurd, Walter, 19, 20, 24, 25, 

28, 29. 
Rutledge, Mr., 60. 
Rutledge, Andrew, 40. 
Rutledge, Frederick, 73. 
Rutledge, Hugh, 40. 
Rutledge, John, 40, 104. 
Rutledge, Martha, 40. 
Rutledge, Sarah, 40, 41. 
Rutledge, William, 70. 

St. John, Elizabeth, 75. 

St. John, Odeon, 108. 

Salley, Alexander Samuel, Jr., 48. 

Salley, Henry, 51. 

Salley, Henry, Jr., 50. 

Salley, Martin, 50. 

Saltus, Henry, 110. 

Saltus, Richard, HI. ' 

Sanders, William, 110. 

Sasportas, Abraham, 30. 

Sasportas, Rebecca, 30. 

Sass, Jacob, 24. 

Schmidt, Dorothy, 30. 

Schulz, Rosa, 97, 100. 

Scott, Mrs., 31. 

Scott, Ann Ball, 95, 97. , - . 

Scott, Tosiah, 70. . " • 

Scott, William, 85. 

Seaman, George, 18. 

Scott, Jonathan, 40. . , - 

Scaly, John, 114, 115. 

Sealy, Joseph, 115. v ■ 



Sealy, William, 115. 

Sergeant, John P., 35. 

Severence, Paul, 31. 

Sewee Bay, 42. 

Sharp, James, 106. 

Shaumloffel, John, 50. 

Sheakel, Adam, 103. 

Shooler, George, Jr., 50. ■ 

Shroudy, William, 36. 

Shuler, Nicholas, 50. 

Shubrick, Edward, 102. 

Shubrick, Mary Ann, 102. 

Sibben, John, 35, 

Silver, Bluff, 105. - 

Simons, Mr., 54. ■ 

Simons, Benjamin, 42. 

Simons, Catherine, 41, 42, 44. 

Simons, Frances C, 98. 

Simons, Rev. James Dewar, 44. 

Simons, Lewis, 98. 

Simons, Mary, 42. 

Simons, Robert, 76. 

Simons, Sarah Lydia, 42, 43, 44. 

Singleton, Elizabeth, 704. 

Sinkler, Mr., 54. 

Sinquefield, Moses, 105. 

Slann, Andrew, 87, 92. . -. 

Slann, Elizabeth, 83. 

Slann, Peter, 83, 86. ^ 

Smarts, George, 82. 

Smith, Ann, 42, 83. 

Smith, Archar, M, 87, 88, 89. ' 

Smith, Benjamin, 45. 

Smith, Catherine, 85, 91. 

Smith, D. E. Huger, 81. 

Smith, Daniel, 87. , , ■ 

Smith, Florence, 88. .' .. 

Smith, George, 33, 84, 87. 

Smith, Henry, 91. - 

Smith, John, 87. 

Smith, Mary, 33. 

Smith, Samuel, 31, 93. 

Smith, Robert, 42. 

Smith, Rt. Rev. Robert, 31,40^7. 

Smith, Roger, 40. 

Smith, Sarah, 84, 87. 

Smith, Susannah, 84, 87. 

Smith, Thomas, 111. 

Smith, Thomas, Landgrave, 84. 

Smith, William, 42, 94. 

Smith, William Mason, 43. 

Snell, Adam, 50. 

Snell, Barnard, 51. 

Snell, Henry, 50. 

So-Be-It Entry, 43. 

Somers, Humphrey, 87, 92. 

Southall, William, 70. 

Spender, George, 107. 

Spencer, Capt. Joseph, 31. 



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Spoode, Mary, 101. 
Spry, Catherine, 105, 106, 107. 
Spry, Henry, 107. 
Spry, Joseph, 103. 
Spry, Royal, 106, 107. 
Stanyarne, Archibald, 103. 
Stanyarne, James, 103. 
Stanyarne, Joseph, 102. 
Stanyarne, William, 103. 
Stent, Daniel, 106. 
Sterland, William, 106. 
Stafford, George, 103. 
Stedham, Benjamin, 51. 
Stehely, Peter, 49. 
Sterline, Mr., 32. 
Sterling, Maj.-Gen. Lord, 29. 
Stewart, William, 111. 
Stevens, James, 106. 
Stiles, Ann Garden, 107. 
Stiles, Copeland, 107. 
Stobo, Richard Park, 70. 
Stoel, Caroline, 96, 98. 
Stoll, David Dixon, 79. 
Stone, Anna Maria, 42. 
Stone, Charles, 74. 
Story, Elizabeth, 108. 
Story, John, 108. 
Stotton, Charles, 50. 
Stratemann, Henry, 49. 
Strauman, Hans Jacob, 50, 
Strong, Capt., 3. 
Stuart, Henry, 108. 
Swint, John, 103. 
Swinton, Hugh, 112. • 
Sympson, Christo, 82. 

Tabarre, Moses, 32. 
Taber, Emma Thomson, 100. 
Taylor, Ann, 111. 
Taylor, Samuel, 111. 
Temple, Grenville, 32. 
Temple, Sir John, 32. 
Thomas, Edward, 42. 
Thomas, Elizabeth, 42. 
Thomas, Mary, 42. 
Thompson, Hugh, 106. 
Thompson, Mary, 100. 
Thompson, William, 102. 
Thorogood plantation, 21. 
Tilley, James, 49. 
Tims, John, 30. 
Todd, Edward, 46. 
Townsend, John, 94. 
Tragey, Ann Elizabeth, 36. 
Trescot, Dr. John, 44. 
Trist, H. B., 96. 
Truxton, Capt., 4, 5. 
Tshudy, Jacob, 50. 
Tshudy, Martin, 50. 



Tubs, Griffith, 115. 
Tubs, Rebecca, 115. 
Tucker, Edward, 74. 
Tucker, Sarah, 74. 
Turnbull, James, 101. 
Turnbull, Joseph, 101. 

Utsey, John Valentine, 50. 

Valton, P., 45. 

Vanderhorst, Harriet, 74. 

Van Yeveron, M., 30. 

Vaux, Ann, 44. 

Vaux, Mary, 44. 

Vaux, William, 44. 

Vickery, Capt., 53. 

Vesey, Maria, 31. 

Villepontoux, Charlotte Manby, 34. 

Waddingham, Samuel, 101. 
Wagner, Mrs., 34. 
Waggonfield, John, 112. 
Waighter, George, 108. 
Waldren, Mary, 110. 
Waldren, Patrick, 110. 
Walker, Jehu, 109. 
Walker, Sanders, 105. 
Wall, Ann, 70. 
Wall, Sally, 33. 
Wallace, John Middleton, 37. 
Wannemaker, Jacob, 50. 
Ward, Henry, 80. 
Warham, Charles, 41. 
Waring, Amelia, 96. 
Waring, Amelia Dorothy Vander- 
horst, 94. 
Waring, Amelia Eliza, 94. 
Waring, Amerentia Taylor, 91. 
Waring, Anne, 84, 88, 89, 90, 91. 
Waring, Anne Johnstone, 99. 
Waring, Ann Marion, 98. 
Waring, Anne Mary, 96. 
Waring, Ann Simons, 98. 
Waring, Archar, 88. 
Waring, Archibald, 97. 
Waring, Benjamin, 81-100. 107. 
Waring, Canny Lucilla, 98. 
Waring, Caroline Angelina, 98. 
Waring, Catherine Sophia, 96. 
Waring, Charles, 99. 
Waring, Clarence Cochrane, 100. 
Waring, Cornelia Carolina, 97, 100. 
Waring, Daniel Jennings, 95, 97. 
Waring, Daniel Mazyck, 91, 94, 97. 
Waring, Dorothy, 88, 94. 
Waring, Edith, 84, 87, 92, 95. 
Waring, Edmund Alphonso, 98. 
Waring, Edmund Thomas, 94, 96, 98. 
Waring, Edward, 92, 95. 
Waring, Edward Perry, 100. 



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INDEX 



Waring 
Waring, 
Waring, 
Waring, 
Waring, 
Waring. 
Waring, 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 

100 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring, 
Waring, 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 

89, 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 

92, 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 
Waring 



Elizabeth, 81-100. 
Elizabeth Mary, 93. 
Elizabeth Smith, 97. 
Ella Howard, 100. 
Ellen Emma, 93. 
Eliza Carroll, 100. 
Emily, 99. 
Esther Marion, 93. 
Family, 81-100. 
Florence, 88. 
Florence Morton, 84, 85, 
Francis Honeyman, 98. 
Francis Malbone, 96, 98. 
Frederick Howard, 100. 
George, 84, 89, 90, 93. 
George Houstoun, 96, 



99, 



Godin Guerard, 99. 
Grace, 93. 

Hampton Schiilz, 100. 
Harriet, 95, 97. 
Harriet Emm.a, 93. 
Helen, 99. 

Horatio Smith, 94, 96. 
Flenry William, 93. 
James Johnston, 96, 99. 
Jane Howard, 100. 
Jane Ladson, 97, 100. 
Jane Price, 98. 
John, 83, 85. 
John Ball, 98. 
John Beamor, 85, 89. 
John Lloyd, 90. 
John Mazvck, 95, 97. 
John Mitchell, 93. 
John Morton, 93. 
Josiah, 83, 84, 85, 89. 
Joseph, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 
90, 91, 94, 95. 
Joseph Frederick, 96, 99. 
Joseph Hall, 94, 95, 97, 100. 
Joseph loor, 81, 94, 96, 100. 
Juliet Lee, 94. 
Julius Aloysius, 96. 
Lionel Chalmers, 100. 
Louis Guerard, 99. 
Lydia Catherine, 98. 
Maria, 99. 

Martha, 89, 91, 94, 95, 97. 
Martha Caroline, 98. 
Mary, 84, 85, 88, 89, 90, 91, 
93, 95, 96. 
Mary Helen, 99. 
Mary Johnstone, 100. 
Mary Joseph, 96. 
Mary Juliet, 96. 
Mazyck Benjamin, 91. 
Morton, 89, 92, 95, 97. 
Paul Hamilton, 97. 



Waring, Peter, 83, 91. 

Waring, Pinckney Alston, 99. 

Waring, Rebecca, 97. 

Waring, Richard, 81-100. 

Waring, Richard George, 95, 98, 100. 

Waring, Richard Scott, 97. 

Waring, Samuel, 84. 

Waring, Sarah, 83, 84, 85, 87, 90, 

92, 93, 107. 
Waring, Sarah Eliza, 97. 
Waring, Sarah Freer, 98. 
Waring, Sophia, 98. 
Waring, Susan, 95, 100. 
Waring, Susan Ball, 98. 
Waring, Susan Hayne, 100. 
Waring, Susan Mary, 97. 
Waring, Susan Mary Hamlin, 95. 
Waring, Susannah, 88. 
Waring, Theodore, 96, 98. 
Waring, Thomas, 81-100. 
Waring, Thomas Malbone, 98. 
Waring, Thomas Pinckney, 99. 
Waring, Thomas Richard, 98, 100. 
Waring, Walter Fritz, 99. 
Waring, William Edward, 98. 
Waring, William Hayne, 100. 
Waring, William Richard, 94, 96, 99, 

100. 
Waring, William Tweedy, 96. 
Warley, Felix, 54, 56, 61. 
Warley, Mary, 72. 
Warley, Paul, 72. 
Waterson, Robert, 37. 
Waties, Anna T., 100. 
Watson, James, 33. 
Watson, Jean, 30. 
Watson, Michael, 112. . 
Watson, William, 112. 
Waugh, Samuel, 112. 
Wayner, John, 33. 
Weaver, George, 108. 
Webb, Thomas Ladson, 97. 
Webber, Mabel L., 1, 30, 40, 53, 101. 
Welch, Capt., 56. 
Welch, Capt. Aaron, 33. 
Wells, Arnold, 32. 
Wells, Robert, 45. . • 

Werner, John, 102. 
Werner, Mathias, 102. 
Weston, Barbara, 102. 
Weston, Capt. Charles, 38. 
Weston, William, 102. 
Wetstein, John, 50. 
Whaley, Thomas, 97. 
Whetstone, Henry, 49. 
Whissenhunt, Abraham, 50. 
White, Alexander, 107. 
White, Anthony, 19. 
White, Mary, 100. 



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White Point, 40. 
Whitehead, James, 102. 
Whittemore, Sarah, 76. 
Wigfall, Constantia, 95. 
Willett, Katherine, 103. 
Willett, Samuel, 103. 
Williams, James, 35. 
Williamson, Miss, 93. 
Williamson, Charlotte, 85. 
Williamson, Charlotte Mazyck, 91. 
Williamson, John, 107. 
Williamson, N.. 45. 
Willkye, James', 103. 
Willkye, Mary, 103. 
Wilson, Eleanor, 42. 
Wilson, James, 95, 115. 
Wilson, Jane, 36. 
Wilson, Dr. Roberts, Jr., 32. 
Wish, William, 33. 
Withers, John, 112. 
Withers, Mary, 112. 



Wolf, Gian Loi, 49. 
Wolf, Gionnes, 49. 
Wolf, Jacob, 50. 
Wolf, Johan, 49. 
Wolf, Johannes, 50. 
Wolstoncraft, Mrs., 76. 
Wragg, Samuel, 104. 
Wright, James, 30. 
Wright, Samuel, 107. 
Wurtzer, Henry, 50. 
Wyatt, John, 30. 

Yates, Eliza, 78. 
Yates, Jeremiah, 78. 
Yonn, Nicholas, 50. 
Young, Mrs., 39. 
Young, Benjamin, 79. 
Young, G., 39. 
Young, Louisa, 79. 

Zuberbuller, Bartholomew, 49. 



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